US and Libyan forces retake Sirte port from ISIS
US special forces and Libyan army, aligned to the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli have retaken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with ISIS. DEBKAfile reports about 500 US commandos are taking part in the battle.
Sirte is the most significant ISIS stronghold outside Iraq and Syria.
Air and missile strikes hit ISIS positions this week. Troops are moving closer to the city centre.
The forces began the battle to retake the city last month.