The Islamic State has expanded its presence in the failed state of Libya, and if not confronted, the terror group may be able to gain strategic territory in its quest to form an Islamic Caliphate.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – About 600 people have been killed in three months of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya’s second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Sunday.
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that he will not sign off on an Obama administration proposal to reverse a longstanding ban on Libyan nationals studying in U.S. flight schools and training here in nuclear science.
A top State Department official told Congress on Wednesday that the administration did not have a handle on the consequences of the 2011 intervention in Libya.
Republican lawmakers in Congress are pushing to prevent the Obama administration from reversing a law that prevents Libyan nations from training in U.S. flight schools, as well as in nuclear sciences, according to reports.