Islamic State in Libya threatens other countries in North Africa

Islamic State in Libya threatens other countries in North Africa

Libya : An assault this week on a Tunisian border town by infiltrators from Libya highlights the growing threat to North Africa by the Islamic State, which has used years of political instability in Libya to establish a new sanctuary in Europe’s backyard. Libya descended into chaos after U.S.-backed rebels overthrew Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Without an effective

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Islamic State Leader in Libya: Group Grows ‘Stronger Every Day’

Abdul Qadr al-Najdi

Libya : The new Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) leader in Libya issued a statement this week, asserting that the group continues to grow “stronger every day.” Abdul Qadr al-Najdi, “the emir tasked with administering the Libyan provinces,” said he wants the northern African country “to be made the ‘vanguard of the Caliphate,’” and nearby countries will not “be able to defend

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Local Islamic State chief, 2 aides captured in western Libya

Local Islamic State chief, 2 aides captured in western Libya: Ministry

Tripoli (Libya) : A local chief of the Islamic State jihadist group and two aides have been captured in a city near Libya’s capital, according to the Tripoli-based government which is not internationally recognised. The Tripoli interior ministry’s special forces unit, on its Facebook page, said the IS “emir” for Sabratha, Mohamed Saad al-Tajuri, also known as Abu Sleiman, was

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Islamic State briefly takes center of strategic Libyan city, beheads 12

Islamic State briefly takes center of strategic Libyan city

Cairo : A top Libyan Army commander says Islamic State affiliates briefly took the center of Sabratha, a western city and hub of migrants heading to Europe. Taher al-Gharabili said his troops forced the IS militants to retreat early Wednesday morning. Al-Gharabili said the gunmen “exploited a security vacuum” by deploying in the city center as the military was occupied

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