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Reuters: Gaddafi's home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Standing guard at his frontline post, Libyan soldier Mohammed Abu Shager can see where Islamic State militants are holed up with their heavy weaponry less than a kilometer away.

The militants have effectively taken over former dictator Muammar Gaddafi's home city of Sirte as they exploit a civil war between two rival governments to expand in North Africa.

"Every night they open fire on us," said Abu Shebar, who with comrades on Sirte's western outskirts holds the last position of troops belonging to one of the two warring Libyan governments, the General National Congress, which controls the capital Tripoli and most of the west of the country.

More News On The Growing Chaos In Libya

Militias, Islamic State Extremists Clash in Central Libya -- AP
Ten killed as Libya's rival governments take on Islamist fighters -- Reuters
Libya says 11 killed in fresh Benghazi clashes -- AFP
Libya Islamists battle ISIS near Sirte -- AFP
ISIS claims suicide bombing in Libya’s Misrata -- Al Arabiya
Suicide car bomber kills two near Libya's Misrata - state agency -- Reuters
Islamic State Solidifies Foothold in Libya to Expand Reach -- WSJ
Isis: Mokhtar Belmokhtar defection shows the deadly threat of Libya -- IBTimes
Libya Still Reeling From 2011 NATO Removal Of Gadhafi -- Fire Dog Lake

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