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As Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid Al Adha, in Libya the holiday is taking on a mixed tone of festivity and foreboding. Libyan fighters are preparing for the final push to oust ISIL extremists from their holdout in the seaside town of Sirte – a fight predicted to happen soon after the holiday ends. CCTV’S Stephanie Freid gave us this report from Misurata, Libya. Catégorie Films et animations Licence Licence YouTube… Read More

Libya’s push to expel ISIL from the coastal town of Sirte has expanded from land to the sea where the country’s coastguard plays an active role in combating extremists from off-shore locations. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports. Catégorie Films et animations Licence Licence YouTube standard

The U.S. says its forces carried out 10 air strikes on Libya’s seaside city of Sirte over the weekend. It’s in support of the government’s push to eliminate ISIL from the town. The Pentagon says Libyan forces on the ground are close to wiping out ISIL entirely. As those troops move into the group’s former strongholds, they’re coming across gruesome discoveries that provide some insight into ISIL operations. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid is… Read More

U.S. strikes have helped push ISIL into isolation, but the dividing line between fighters and extremists is tenuous.

Fierce battles between UN-backed government forces and ISIL are ongoing in Libya’s coastal town of Sirte. The operation seeks to drive out ISIL. Even if ISIL is defeated, extremism is likely to remain in the conflicted country. CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports.