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French newspaper: ISIS has changed zone and strategy, but it is still present in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

PARIS – French newspaper, Jeune Afrique, reported that the terrorist group ISIS is in the process of restructuring in Libya with between 400 and 700 elements.

According to Jeune Afrique, the terrorists moved further south from Sirte, abandoning their strategy of territorial expansion in favor of guerrilla methods.

The French newspaper quoted head of the Center for Africa and the Near East of the Italian Institute of International Political Studies (ISPI), Arturo Varvelli, as saying that the strategy of ISIS in Libya is no longer to occupy a city or a zone, but to destabilize the country by striking strategic places, in order to harm the economy and the institutions that could guarantee a minimum of stability.

The city of Sirte was once part of Libya’s ISIS-controlled coastline from 2015 to 2016, before Libyan forces combined with U.S. airstrikes wiped out ISIS combatants from the area.

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