U.S. envoy says Islamic State branch in Libya greatest cause for concern

February 10, 2016 3:38 PM

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U.S. envoy says Islamic State branch in Libya greatest cause for concern

WASHINGTON The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State said on Wednesday that the militant group's branch in Libya is the greatest cause for concern among its affiliates, given its attacks in Libya and the threat it poses to U.S. partners such as Tunisia and Egypt.

The envoy, Brett McGurk, said in testimony to the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee that the United States and its allies are making progress against the group, but face major challenges.

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