Libya safest entry point into Europe for ISIS: US Intel


The Islamic State is reportedly using Libya as an entry point into Europe. The nation, which is facing turbulent times has become a safe haven for ISIS operatives to gain entry into Europe.

Fox News quoted intelligence sources on the ground in Africa as saying that at least 30 ISIS fighters who left from the country have been picked up by the Italians in recent weeks.

U.S. President Barack Obama had earlier this week authorized up to 450 additional U.S. troops to deploy to Iraq to help the local security forces in the fight against ISIS there.

With American foreign policy focusing on the ISIS operations in Syria and Iraq, many in the region and in American intelligence have expressed serious concern over Libya giving the ISIS its best opportunity for entry to the West.

Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, lashed out at the administration and said that it continues to refute reality. He added that the administration fails to adequately convey to the people the severity of the security situation throughout the Middle East and the resulting threats which America faces.


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