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Libya: Western Intervention: Local Implications

A rush of statements last week from senior US officials along with their European counterparts indicates that a Western intervention against ISIL in Libya is gaining momentum and could take place within weeks. Notably, President Barack Obama directed his national security advisors on 28 January to counter ISIL’s expansion in Libya. This followed briefings to US media over the past week outlining what plans were already being drawn up.

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