Obama vows to counter Islamic State in Libya

US President Barack Obama convened his National Security Council to discuss the power vacuum in Libya which has provided fertile ground for Islamic State to growPresident Barack Obama said the United States would tackle the Islamic State group beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, as he signaled an increased focus on Libya. Amid fears that a power vacuum in the north African nation has provided fertile ground for Islamic State to grow, Obama convened his National Security Council to discuss the issue. “The President emphasized that the United States will continue to counter ISIL terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary,” the White House said following the meeting.

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