The forces of the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous” are getting ready to start the last attack on the Islamic State (IS) last strongholds in Sirte after it was able to drag the battle inside the residential areas abandoned by people.
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous leaders confirm that the city will be stormed from several axes, noting that mines and snipers will be the biggest obstacles.
The forces target the IS sites by land, sea and air strikes; stationed artillery around Sirte shells the IS locations in the city and military boats attack the Sirte port Ouagadougou complex and camps and concentrations of the group and others.
Aircraft bomb group’s sites to wear down the remainder of its fighters before the storming into the city.
The IS depends on snipers on roofs of the city buildings, quality operations, and car bombs. On Sunday, three car bombs targeted sites of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous near Abu Hadi, Ajaj petrol station called and the field hospital near Al-khamseen gate.
The forces units continue to inspect residential neighborhoods formerly dominated by the IS as Zaafran neighborhood and residential areas near to the highway.
The IS controls nearly 15 Km in the center of Sirte; Ouagadougou complex is considered the largest gathering of the group in the city.
About 150 of the forces were killed while more than 500 were injured. More than 200 bodies of the IS fighters were found too.
Observers believe that the IS, which lost some of its leaders in these battles, may not choose to commit suicide in Sirte.
In another development, Misrata Central Hospital suffers difficulties in receiving the wounded as their numbers increase sharply with the scarcity of medical instruments and medicines.
The chief of hospital media bureau, Abdul-Aziz Essa, stated that some corridors have been turned into rooms to accommodate the injured due to confrontations with the IS in Sirte.
Some injured fighters are reported to have left the hospital to receive treatments in Italy, Turkey, Tunisia, and Algeria finally. It was confirmed that some of them were interrogated by the Tunisian and Algerian security after their arrival to the airports.