Islamic State fighters and force allied with Tripoli clash in central Libya

March 14, 2015 7:19 PM

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Clashes erupted in central Libya on Saturday between Islamic State fighters and a force loyal to a Tripoli-based faction, a military official and residents said.

Islamic State, the militant group which has seized much of Iraq and Syria, has expanded in Libya in recent months, helped by the chaos and lawlessness of a fight for control between two rival governments and their respective allies.

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