4th February 2016, Libyan intelligence has warned of Islamic State surge in the country saying Top commanders of the Takfiri terrorist group are increasingly moving from Syria and Iraq to Libya.
Daesh finding safe have in Libya is disaster in waiting not only for Libya as a nation but for Africa, Libya intelligence has warned.
The head of the rival government intelligence in the northwestern city of Misrata Ismail Shukri confirms their members especially those with long-term importance to ISIL are taking refugee in Libya.
Islamic State held city of Sirte has in the past few months witnessed an influx of foreign militants of the terror group.
The Daesh Takfiri group took control of the northern port city of Sirte in June 2015, almost four months after it announced its presence in the city, and made it the first city to be ruled by the militant group outside of Iraq and Syria.
Libya has two rival governments vying for control of the country, with one faction controlling Tripoli, and the other, Libya’s internationally recognized government, governing the cities of Bayda and Tobruk.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community on Wednesday to help end the turmoil in Libya, warning that it was creating a “strategic time bomb” for Africa and Europe.
US, Britain, Russia and France have decided to send their troops in Libya to fighting and preempt the looming threat of ISIL militancy expanding its tentacles to other African countries in the coming days.