Battling Islamic State in Libya

Libyan fighters close in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte. [22 photos total]

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A tank is seen as fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take position during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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Smoke rises as Libyan forces dispose of explosives left behind by Islamic State militants following a battle in Sirte, at Misrata, Libya. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an air strike during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Members of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fire a weapon towards Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A Libyan forces tank allied with the U.N.-backed government is seen during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A destroyed building is seen following a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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A member of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fires a weapon towards Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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Libyan forces prepare to detonate and dispose of explosives and shells left behind by Islamic State militants in Sirte following a battle, at Misrata, Libya. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government holds a receipt left behind Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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Heavily damaged buildings are seen after they were captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government following a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Drawings including one of an Islamic States flags are seen on a wall inside a jail used by Islamic State fighters after it was captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government, in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take position during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A wounded fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government, who was injured during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, receives treatment in the field hospital in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A Libyan man checks a building used by the Islamic State fighters after it was captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government, in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Members of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government patrol near government buildings that they captured following a battle with Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Empty cells are seen in a house which, according to fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government, were used by Islamic State as prison, in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take position as smoke rises during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A member of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fires a weapon towards Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny) #
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A Libyan fighter from Bonyan Marsous Brigades aims his weapon during a battle with the Islamic State fighters, in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #
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Libyan fighters from the Bonyan Marsous Brigades prepare their weapons before a battle with Islamic State fighters in neighborhood Number Two in Sirte, Libya. (REUTERS/Hani Amara) #

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