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Rising Out of Chaos: The Islamic State in Libya

Recent attacks in Libya by the so-called Islamic State, including the brutal slaughter of Egyptian Copts, the Corinthia Hotel attacks, car bombings in Qubbah that killed at least 45 people, and an attack on the Iranian embassy, have brought the spread of extremism in Libya to the forefront. While the …

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Libya PM: allies preparing 'Arab taskforce' to fight IS

Abdullah al-Thani says Jordan, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia close to creating force to tackle the Islamic State group, adding that Libya’s forces to be restructured by Jordan. The head of the Tobruk government in Libya, Abdullah al-Thani, has said that moves are under way to form a “pan-Arab” military force …

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Libya’s arms pursuit illustrates geo-political alignments

Even as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rises further in Libya, looming ever closer to Southern Europe, there is a widening arms race to supply the various sides – Tripoli aka Libya Dawn and Tobruk aka Libya Dignity – from various corners of the region.

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