“Sirte is located mid-way between Tripoli and Benghazi; its loss will be a psychological blow for Qaddafi.”
—Hillary Clinton intelligence briefing, 2011
“In the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Mr. Kobler exchanged views with members of the General National Congress (GNC) group, and discussed the situation in the town of Sirte, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has asserted control.”
—United Nations report, 2015
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