Chaos in Libya a Growing Draw for Extremists

(Wall Street Journal) Alan Cullison - Libya is emerging as a new destination of choice for extremists, as both Islamic State and al-Qaeda have used the chaos since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi to seize territory and parts of the economy, a report by the Soufan Group security consulting firm said Wednesday. These groups "are both utilizing Libya as a safe haven from which to launch operations against neighboring countries. Given geography, expansive territory, extensive oil reserves and its history with violent jihadist networks, a failed state in Libya could be disastrous for North Africa and Europe as well as the broader international community."

2016-01-28 00:00:00

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