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Could Libya's IS suck Egypt into endless war?

The massacre committed by the Islamic State against Egyptian Copts has raised talk about a new military intervention in Libya, while Egypt is calling for military action against the terrorists.
Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bayda February 15, 2015. Thinni called for the West to launch air strikes to defeat Islamist militants who control Tripoli and have driven his government out of the capital. Speaking hours before Egypt bombed Islamic State targets in Libya in retaliation after militants said they had beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni made a plea for Western military intervention in

In its classic show of brutality, the Islamic State (IS) terror group committed yet another appalling crime on Feb. 15 by murdering 21 Coptic Egyptians in Libya’s city of Sirte, where the group has been quietly consolidating its presence since it first came to the devastated coastal city a little over a year ago. The trademark IS video appeared to have been well rehearsed and professionally produced to send a clear message of horror intended to terrify and intimidate any opponents.

Residents of war-ravaged Sirte have repeatedly told outsiders of the recent escalating activities of IS in their town. However, Libya’s weak government lacks any control over much of the country, Sirte included, which is supposedly under the control of the Tripoli-based rival government set up by Libya Dawn militias after they overran Tripoli and much of western Libya in August 2014.

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