The Heat explores ISIL’s impact on Libya and Egypt

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On Sunday ISIL released video of the apparent beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers in Libya. Within hours, Egypt launched air strikes against ISIL targets inside Libya. For months, ISIL-affiliated militants have been making gains in Libya, which remains in chaos four years after its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

CCTV’s John Gilmore reported this story.

The Heat explores impact of Egypt's response to ISIL violence

The Heat explores impact of Egypt's response to ISIL violence

On Sunday ISIL released video of the apparent beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers in Libya. Within hours, Egypt launched air strikes against ISIL targets inside Libya. For months, ISIL-affiliated militants have been making gains in Libya, which remains in chaos four years after its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. CCTV's John Gilmore reported this story.

The Heat examined the Libyan perspective of Egypt’s response to ISIL violence in Libya with two guests:

Omar Turbi, Sabri Malek discusses Egypt\'s response to ISIL

Omar Turbi, Sabri Malek discusses Egypt\'s response to ISIL

On Sunday ISIL released video of the apparent beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers in Libya. Within hours, Egypt launched air strikes against ISIL targets inside Libya. For months, ISIL-affiliated militants have been making gains in Libya, which remains in chaos four years after its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

The Heat also discussed the impact of military strikes through an Egyptian lens with a panel of experts:

  • Vijay Prashad, author of “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter”
  • Hesham Islam, former special assistant for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Hafed Al Ghwell, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council
Vijay Prashad, Hesham Islam, Hafed Al Ghwell discuss Egypt's response to ISIL

Vijay Prashad, Hesham Islam, Hafed Al Ghwell discuss Egypt's response to ISIL

On Sunday ISIL released video of the apparent beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers in Libya. Within hours, Egypt launched air strikes against ISIL targets inside Libya. For months, ISIL-affiliated militants have been making gains in Libya, which remains in chaos four years after its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.