ISIS has a new stomping ground: Libya. The Telegraph reports:
The Islamic State group, which overran large areas of Iraq and Syria, has set up training camps in eastern Libya and the American military is closely monitoring the situation, a top US general said Wednesday.
Western countries have been increasingly worried that Libya’s political turmoil could provide fertile ground for Islamic extremists, but General David Rodriguez ruled out military action on the “nascent” camps in the immediate future.
“They put training camps out there,” Rodriguez, head of US Africa Command, told reporters, referring to the IS organisation… The general said “around a couple hundred” militants were present at the camps and US forces would continue to track the area to see if the IS presence expanded.
Libya is failing, if not fully failed. The Egyptians and Emiratis back one side (the internationally recognized parliament now housed in Tobruk), while Turks and Qataris back another (the rival government ensconced in Tripoli). Everywhere and all around, chaos, including ISIS, flourishes. And no one can see how Humpty Dumpty might be put back together again.