U.S. fears Islamic State is making serious inroads in Libya

March 20, 2015 8:13 PM

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U.S. fears Islamic State is making serious inroads in Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is increasingly concerned about the growing presence and influence of the Syria-based Islamic State movement in Libya, according to U.S. officials and a State Department report.

The officials said what they called "senior" Islamic State leaders had traveled to the country, which is whacked by civil war, to help recruit and organize militants, particularly in the cities of Derna and Sirte.

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