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All Quite on the Western Front
Sirte, Libya—Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government look at the positions of Islamic States fighters in the west part of town, July 19. ISIS is facing the "distinct possibility" of defeat in their last stronghold in Libya and are likely to scatter elsewhere in the North African country and the region, according to the U.N.At one time, ISIS was estimated to have as many as 4000 fighter in the region, however U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon now estimates "the current number of those in Sirte is now likely well under 1,000," with large numbers of those who have recently fled the city likely relocating and regrouping "in smaller and geographically dispersed cells throughout Libya and in neighboring countries."
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