Soldiers fight to stop ISIL's expansion in Libya

LBY130208AA003 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?

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