The Fight Against ISIS in Libya

As my colleague Dominic Tierney points out, the United States has now picked a side in Libya’s civil war—the UN-backed, internationally recognized, Government of National Accord (GNA)—and has begun coordinated airstrikes against ISIS positions in Libya. However, ISIS and the GNA are only two of dozens of competing militias and groups involved in the chaotic struggle to gain control of Libya since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011. Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic has spent much of the past two months in Libya with fighters loyal to the GNA, mostly brigades from Misrata, as they waged ground battles with ISIS in the town of Sirte. Tomasevic: "When everyone shouts 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire."

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