Islamic State in Libya: Fighters are regrouping in the lawless desert
On 2 August, Tom Wescott published for the Middle East Eye a report on the presence of IS fighters in Libya. According to the article, IS presence remains strong in Libya, most particularly in desert areas, in the South where it has regrouped after its defeat in Sirte. Wescott suggests in his article that immigrant fighters are joining IS, enabling the group to steadily expand its presence in Libya. Interviewed by Wescott, Major General Mohammed al-Ghossri declared that the current divisions within Libya provide the perfect environment for a return of IS in Libya.
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