News Wrap: U.S.-backed militias continue gains in Sirte

In our news wrap Thursday, U.S.-backed militias achieved new progress in capturing the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Libya. Forces say they have now liberated 70 percent of Sirte. Also, the Australian government suggested asylum seekers complaining of sexual abuse in detention camps might be motivated to lie. The country’s immigration minister made a statement to that effect today.

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