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US: Islamic State Fighters in Libya Doubled, but Militias Check Growth

Islamic State has doubled its fighters in Libya to between 4,000 and 6,000 in the last 12 to 18 months, but militias in the North African nation have limited the hard-line militants' growth, the commander of U.S. forces in Africa said Thursday. Islamic State's stronghold in Libya is the city of Sirte, but it also has a presence in Derna and Benghazi in the east and Sabratha in the west, General David M. Rodriguez, head of U.S. Africa Command, told a news briefing. "In...

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