After Iraq and Syria , the Libya ? Opening a new front against the jihadist group Daesh is now seriously considered by the United States and other countries meeting Tuesday in Rome, but military intervention looks delicate to run.
A foreign military intervention is “increasingly likely,” said Mattia Toaldo, researcher at the European Council on foreign Relations. Because the international community is seriously concerned about the “failure of the political process and the simultaneous escalation of IR activities in Libya.”
“before the country becomes a sanctuary” for jihadists, “before they become extremely difficult to dislodge,” recently warned a US defense official.
Between 3,000 5,000 jihadists
Daesh has continued to strengthen its presence in Libya since it took control in June 2015 the city of Sirte , 450 km east Tripoli. It would have between 3,000 to 5,000 fighters and try to attract hundreds of foreign recruits.
“They are there, nearly 300 linear kilometers of coastline, and they are spreading. They are 350 kilometers from (the Italian island of) Lampedusa. When the good weather will arrive in the Mediterranean, there is a risk of passing fighters, “put in the custody Sunday French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
African countries are concerned about the progress of parallel Daesh in south a vast desert area. What is “dangerous especially Niger and Chad,” the head of the mission of UN Martin Kobler.
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