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U.S. Wants Drones in North Africa to Combat Islamic State in Libya

posted on July 13, 2015

In The Wall Street Journal, Adam Entous and Gordon Lubold report that the U.S. is attempting to bolster surveillance of the Islamic State in Libya by positioning drones at a base in North Africa. The effort, if successful, “would help eliminate what counterterrorism officials described as one of the last and most pressing intelligence ‘blind spot’ facing U.S. and Western spy agencies,” Entous and Lubold write. “The quest for a base represents an acknowledgement that the extremist group has managed to enlarge its area of influence even while under U.S. and allied bombardment in Iraq and Syria.”

Read at The Wall Street Journal