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Islamic State Looks to North Africa for Oil, Recruits

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Libya and the Sinai are “vulnerable” areas that the Islamic State group would like to exploit for potential oil revenue and recruits, officials say, as oil production and moving fighters have become more difficult in Syria and Iraq. “They are looking at the oil assets in Libya and elsewhere, but we’ll be prepared,” a senior U.S. official told reporters. The official said the U.S. is taking a “very hard look” at what’s going on at every part of the oil pipeline system in Libya, Sinai...

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