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Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte

Sirte was known to be Qaddafi’s favored city, where his grandfather once led an significant battle against Italian occupation

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While the world places its full attention at the destruction in Syria’s Aleppo, another Middle Eastern city has faced just as much destruction and violence.

While Syrian and Russian forces recaptured Aleppo and Iraqi forces, along with a coalition of multiple countries, try to liberate Mosul, Libya’s Sirte has been left in ruins after ISIS were driven out.

Fighting continues to be fierce in the coastal city that witnessed the death of longtime ruler Muammar Qaddafi.

Sirte was known to be Qaddafi’s favored city, where his grandfather once led an significant battle against Italian occupation. In 1999, Qaddafi himself announced the “birth of the African union”.

Today, little remains of the city but rubble.

Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte AFP
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte AFP
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
Utter destruction, not in Aleppo… it’s in Libya’s Sirte reuters
A Libyan woman walks past the rubble of a building in the Mediterranean city of Sirte. (AFP)
A Libyan woman walks past the rubble of a building in the Mediterranean city of Sirte. (AFP)