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2/3/16

Middle East: Top IS commanders 'taking refuge' in Libya - by Gabriel Gatehouse

Several senior commanders from the so-called Islamic State have moved to Libya from Iraq and Syria in recent months, according to a top Libyan intelligence official. 

The official told BBC Newsnight that increasing numbers of foreign fighters had arrived in the city of Sirte.

Representatives from 23 countries, including the US and UK, met in Rome on Tuesday to discuss the growing threat from Islamic State (IS) in Libya.

IS took control of Sirte last year.
Disagreements between rival administrations in the country have hampered efforts to fight IS.

 Read more: Top IS commanders 'taking refuge' in Libya - BBC News

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