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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

"After local forces booted the Libyan branch of Islamic State from Sirte and Benghazi in 2016 and 2017, the terror group reorganized and launched counterattacks targeting both the Libyan National Army and that regime's rival, the Government of National Accord and associated Misrata militias.

But ISIS's survival in the region has not motivated the competing regimes in Libya to set aside their differences. An already complex conflict could grow more complex as ISIS again mobilizes in a war-torn country that hasn't had a single national government since 2011.

In May 2017, ISIS targeted a convoy belonging to the Misrata Third Force. American raids on ISIS camps in Libya escalated after that. At the end of September 2017, U.S. drone strikes killed 17 ISIS militants southeast of Sirte…"
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