Could ISIS Take Over Libya?


Libya is on the brink of civil war. Four years since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya faces political turmoil and the growing threat of ISIS. So what’s happening in Libya?

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War in Libya – the Guardian briefing
“Libya is in a state of civil war, with rival militias battling for control of different parts of the country. An alliance of Islamist militias and their allies from Misrata,Libyan Dawn, took control of the capital, Tripoli, in late August after seizing the airport from its nationalist defenders.”

Egypt, Libya, and ISIS
“The release, on Sunday, of a video showing the beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christian workers is but the latest of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)’s documented horrors.”

Libya on Edge
“Amid reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was finally beaten back from the Syrian-Turkish-border town of Kobani, and of threats and negotiation offers from ISIS hostage takers, came the news, on Tuesday morning, of an attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli.”

Egypt launches air strikes on Isis positions after militant group releases video of beheading of Coptic Christian hostages
“Egypt has launched air strikes against Isis targets in Libya after the militant group posted a gruesome video online purporting to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages.”

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What Does Libya After Gaddafi Look Like?

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