In Libya, the Islamic State Drives a Deeper Wedge Between Militia Leaders

Jan 18, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
In Libya, Islamic State Attacks Create a Confrontation Between Leaders
A firefighter works in front of a petroleum storage tank burning at the As Sidre oil terminal, near Ras Lanuf in the so-called Oil Crescent along Libya's northern coast.
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Libya's oil infrastructure is an attractive target for the Islamic State, which wants to destroy it before a unity government forms in the country. Retired Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter and former Petroleum Facilities Guard leader Ibrahim Jadhran both want to repel the Islamic State and protect Libya's oil facilities. But instead of working together, the two are heading toward a confrontation with each other as their long-standing personal feud spills over into Libya's oil fields....

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