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Battling Islamic State in Libya

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up position inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up position inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail...more

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up position inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads, "maintain the cleanliness of the place." 

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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads, "maintain the cleanliness of the place."...more

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads, "maintain the cleanliness of the place." REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government looks through a pair of binoculars during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government looks through a pair of binoculars during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government looks through a pair of binoculars during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government holds his weapon at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government holds his weapon at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government holds his weapon at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take a drink inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take a drink inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take a drink inside a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government washes his hand during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. 

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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government washes his hand during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government washes his hand during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a water pipe as others take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads: "maintain the cleanliness of the place." REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a water pipe as others take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads: "maintain the...more

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a water pipe as others take rest inside a building near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. The writing on the wall reads: "maintain the cleanliness of the place." REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government walk during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aim their weapons through holes in a wall near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aim their weapons through holes in a wall near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aim their weapons through holes in a wall near the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover in a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover in a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government take cover in a ruined house at the front line of fighting with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A staircase, that was used by Islamic State militants as a hideout, is seen after it was captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A staircase, that was used by Islamic State militants as a hideout, is seen after it was captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A staircase, that was used by Islamic State militants as a hideout, is seen after it was captured by Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Smoke rises as fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. 

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Smoke rises as fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Smoke rises as fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather during a battle with Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government climbs out of a hole during a fight with Islamic State in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government climbs out of a hole during a fight with Islamic State in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government climbs out of a hole during a fight with Islamic State in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up a position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up a position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon as he takes up a position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A view from a hole in a wall shows houses and buildings that were destroyed during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A view from a hole in a wall shows houses and buildings that were destroyed during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A view from a hole in a wall shows houses and buildings that were destroyed during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State militants, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government writes on a wall "beware there is a sniper" during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government writes on a wall "beware there is a sniper" during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government writes on a wall "beware there is a sniper" during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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An armored vehicle of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

An armored vehicle of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

An armored vehicle of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a waterpipe during a break in their battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a waterpipe during a break in their battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government smokes a waterpipe during a break in their battle with Islamic State militants in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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A tank from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is seen during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A tank from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is seen during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A tank from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government is seen during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government sits in an armoured vehicle during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government sits in an armoured vehicle during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government sits in an armoured vehicle during a battle with Islamic State militants in their remaining holdouts, in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government pray in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government pray in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government pray in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather outside destroyed buildings they captured from Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte . REUTERS/Hani Amara

Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather outside destroyed buildings they captured from Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte . REUTERS/Hani Amara

Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gather outside destroyed buildings they captured from Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte . REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government displays a sign that reads "Islamic Police" in a building used as a police office by Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government displays a sign that reads "Islamic Police" in a building used as a police office by Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government displays a sign that reads "Islamic Police" in a building used as a police office by Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number Three in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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A member of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon through a hole as he takes up position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A member of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon through a hole as he takes up position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara

A member of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon through a hole as he takes up position in a building during a battle with Islamic State militants in Sirte. REUTERS/Hani Amara
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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. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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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. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Members of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fire a weapon towards Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Members of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fire a weapon towards Islamic State militants in neighbourhood Number One in central Sirte. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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