According to an American general, about two hundred fighters train in the east.
It was believed confined to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but the group has also spread to Libya, said US General David Rodriguez told a news conference. “These are mainly to train people from … Operational control centers, we do not yet seen” the senior officer responsible.
According to him, it is about two hundred combatants were identified. However, it is not about to intervene. “We will continue to watch closely in the future to see what happens” said the general.
According to him, only the east of Libya and Tripoli is concerned, located to the west, is not threatened immediately.
The Islamic presence has accelerated in this country beset by factions and militias from all sides. Since July, the Tripoli airport was the target of a bitter struggle between Islamists and relatives of ousted President Gaddafi. Recently, the jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia was added to the UN blacklist for its links with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.