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Libya: The Manchester Bombing’s Libyan Connection: Effects on European Policy

A major investigation into the Manchester concert bombing this week that killed 22 people, including children, is continuing with the spotlight turned not just on the city’s large Libyan diaspora population, but also whether the plot can be traced back to Libya itself. A strong Libyan connection to the blast is a worrying prospect for European security services who had feared that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliates, though weakened and dispersed since being routed from Sirte last year, could still use Libya as a launch pad for attacks in Europe.


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