The school on the front line
By Daniel Silas Adamson and Firas Kilani
BBC World Service
28 January 2016
In one of Benghazi's poorest neighbourhoods, right on the front line of Libya's fight against the so-called Islamic State group, a brave head teacher is keeping her school open. She is determined that shelling and sniper fire will not get in the way of her pupils' education.
"I am afraid, afraid, afraid. I'm afraid that - and I hope this doesn't happen - we'll get shelled, because the mosque next to our school was hit not long ago. They fired at it while some students were on their way to Koran lessons. The first shell landed near one boy and another boy ran over to help. Then a second shell came in and blew his leg off. The first child also lost a leg. It was absolutely terrifying."
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