Russian official: Major militant groups of ISIS & Al-Qaeda go deep into Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

SAINT PETERSBURG – Major militant groups of ISIS and Al-Qaeda go deep into the African continent and in particular to Libya, Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov told a conference on countering international terrorism on Thursday.

Despite major losses in Syria and Iraq, the ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups and military groups affiliated with them still pose a serious threat, he said.

“They managed to operate their forces based on a network principle. Interconnected and autonomous cells spread from the Middle East to Europe, Central and South East Asia, and major militant groups go deep into the African continent, in particular to Libya,” Bortnikov noted.


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