Why Libya is still a global terror threat | Alia Brahimi

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After the Manchester attack, fingers are being pointed at the state whose collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched

The attack on Manchester Arena, claimed by Islamic State, is the deadliest to have hit Britain since the 7/7 bombings and, what’s more, it targeted children and teenagers. It is reported that the perpetrator, Salman Abedi, had recently returned from a three-week stay in Libya, where his parents now reside.

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Libya was seen by Isis in Iraq and Syria as a fallback zone and, with its oil, as ‘a well of resources that cannot dry’

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