December 2015 2016

Nancy Porsia: ‘Islamic State’ holds Libyan town in grip of terrorDeutsche Welle, December 18, 2015:

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“A dim light bulb breaks the darkness of the night as the man, eyes downcast and frantically scratching his head, sits down on a makeshift stool of bricks outside his new house. Here in Misrata he and his family found shelter after his son was killed by “Islamic State” fighters in his hometown of Sirte. “He was only 22 years old,” the man says, declining to disclose further information about his son or his family, fearing retaliation against relatives left in the city. “We were prevented by the fighters from holding a funeral in Sirte, so here we are …”"