Libya conflict: IS 'ejected' from stronghold of Sirte

The fighters are said to be "hiding in fewer than 10 houses" in the seafront district of Al-Giza al-Bahriya.

The pro-unity government force announced its full control of Sirte on Monday, after the last IS-controlled area fell to the UN-backed fighters.

However, a spokesman has told the BBC they are not declaring victory yet.

The operation's Ahmed Hadia told the BBC: "They've now taken control of the last area, but that does not mean military operations have ended."

Libya government calls for Arab airstrikes against IS

The statement late Saturday came after the IS affiliate seized control of a new neighbourhood in Sirte. The militants shelled the area, killed a senior cleric and hung the bodies of prisoners over bridges.