The US Pentagon said on Thursday that the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) terrorist group is making a last stand in the Libyan port city of Sirte, controlling only 50 buildings across two blocks, in what was previously labeled its stronghold.
“It’s a stubborn area,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.
“This is ISIL’s last stand in Sirte and they are fighting hard,” he continued.
Sirte is the hometown of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
Libya has fallen into a state of chaos since he was removed in 2011, and clans have been divided in to innumerable militias vying for control over the country.