Islamic State Hit Hard in Libya, but al-Qaeda Stronger Than Ever

Daesh hold weakening, but AQ still present. 
by JOHN HAYWARD
Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor of the Long War Journal, told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade on Tuesday that the Islamic State has suffered major setbacks in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte.
Its influence has not been purged from the country, however, and the Islamic State’s grandfathers and rivals in al-Qaeda are pursuing a highly successful clandestine strategy.
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Source: breitbart.com

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