Islamic State Militants Find a Foothold in Chaotic Libya

(AP-Washington Post) Libya is providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Extremists loyal to the group have taken control of two Libyan cities on the coast, have moved toward oil facilities, and are slowly infiltrating Tripoli and Benghazi. They have siphoned off young recruits from rival militant groups linked to al-Qaeda and in some places taken over those groups' training camps, mosques and media networks.

2015-02-19 00:00:00

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