How One Major Failure Allowed ISIS to Exploit the Chaos in its Newest Hotspot
By: Pamela Engel
Five years after the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country has plunged into chaos, allowing extremist groups to rise up in place of the dictator’s brutal regime.
The failure to establish a unity government that includes both rival governments fighting for power in Libya has led the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) to exploit the power vacuum and take control of territory in the country, a new report from strategic security firm The Soufan Group notes. And Al Qaeda has also used the situation in Libya to its advantage…
“Even if reconciliation leads to the formation of a unity government, that government will immediately face the monumental task of reuniting the country both socially and militarily,” The Soufan Group wrote in its report….
Download The Soufan Group’s report on Libya, Extremism and the Consequences of Collapse here.
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