Islamic State's militants establish a strategic foothold in the chaos of post-Gadhafi Libya

February 18, 2015 9:45 PM

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Islamic State's militants establish a strategic foothold in the chaos of post-Gadhafi Libya

FILE - In this file image made from a video released Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group purportedly shows Egyptian Coptic Christians in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. Libya, virtually a failed state the past years, has provided a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from its heartland of Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic stronghold close to European shores. (AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Libyan followers of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in front of the Tibesti Hotel, in Benghazi, Libya, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Factions o...

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