Soldiers fight to stop ISIL's expansion in Libya
MISRATA, Libya — A car dodges the sand and concrete blocks that slow vehicles approaching the Abu Grayin checkpoint, the front line in a war with Islamic State militants. Soldier Mohamed Shalgam grows fearful as he wonders if the driver is a suicide bomber.
“It is much more difficult than in 2011," said Shalgam, 26, who fought with rebels who overthrew long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "At that time ...we fought (openly). Now, these cars, how can I know if there are families inside or terrorists?”
Abu Grayin, about 60 miles southwest of this military bastion for the... read more