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Libyan forces fight Islamic State in Sirte.

9:05pm EDT - 01:21

Libyan forces make a fresh push Friday to capture ground from Islamic State militants in the center of Sirte. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A dangerous crossing on the streets of Sirte in Libya. The sign says Snipers present. Libyan forces are on the move -- hoping to capture ground from Islamic State militants besieged in the center of their former North African stronghold of Sirte. They prepare for a battle in the streets -- in residential areas where militants use snipers, mines and concealed explosives. The brigades advanced rapidly on Sirte in early May -- but progress has slowed as they close in on the city center. It's a high stakes front -- losing Sirte would be a major blow for Islamic State. The brigades in the fight are aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government. But as the new government tries to impose its authority on a country still in turmoil, it is still struggling to provide support to the brigades in Sirte. At least five brigade members were killed and 28 wounded in the fighting. Nearly all the residents have fled -- with empty streets and buildings are now used for cover by both sides.

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Libyan forces fight Islamic State in Sirte.

9:05pm EDT - 01:21