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Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

11/02 17:48 CET

Islamic State fighters head south in Libya, threatening Sahel

By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said. The ultra-hardline movement that has seized large areas of Syria and neighbouring Iraq has also amassed thousands of fighters along a coastal…

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