Chaos in Libya is Setting The Stage For An ISIS Comeback (HBO)

Since the fall of Muammar Gadaffi in 2011, Libya has steadily declined into chaos.

Fighting between rival governments and militias has plunged the country into anarchy, creating a vacuum for groups like ISIS to move into.

Last year ISIS took control of the port city of Sirte, the hometown of former leader Qaddafi. In December of this year, local militias, backed by U.S. airstrikes, were able to recapture the city after a seven month-long battle.

But things have not been improving; the fractious local militias guarding Sirte have no real control over the territory and ISIS is regrouping nearby, raising fears that Libya’s new slide towards anarchy could pave the way for an ISIS comeback.

VICE News’ Seb Walker reports from Sirte.

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