Families Flee Libya's Sirte as Clashes With Islamic State Escalate

According to witnesses, families fled Libya's coastal city of Sirte in their dozens on Monday after two days of clashes between Islamic State militants and fighters loyal to a government based in Tripoli, with the violence set to escalate. Families were seen packing into cars and heading westwards along the coast for Misrata, the stronghold of Libya Dawn, the armed group that backs the government in the capital, Tripoli. Some 20 cars evacuated staff from a hospital. One resident leaving the city said Islamic State had told them that more fighting was likely in the next few days.



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