Libya's Misrata pays price in fight against IS

Eshtewi Khalifa shows a picture of his cousin Abdelrahman al-Kissa, who died in June fighting against Islamic StateIn the fight against the Islamic State group in Libya, few communities have paid as heavy a price as Misrata. The coastal city is home to powerful militias that formed in the 2011 uprising that overthrew Moamer Kadhafi and have played a key role in the war-torn country ever since. Today, they are a crucial part of forces fighting to oust IS from its North African stronghold Sirte, 190 kilometres (120 miles) southeast of Misrata, Libya’s third city.

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