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Libya’s military storms last stronghold of extremists in Derna

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Libyan military announced on Saturday that its forces stormed the last extremist stronghold in Derna, the eastern city held by the Shura Council of the Mujahideen.

On Monday Libya’s National Army General Khalifa Haftar said that victory was near for his forces in Derna.

The Libyan National Army launched an offensive on May 7 to “liberate” the coastal city, home to about 150,000 people and held by the extremists since the uprising that ousted former Muammar Qaddafi.

“Victory is near,” Haftar said in a video published on YouTube, adding that his forces had “cleaned up” suburbs of the city.