Obama vows to stop Islamic State from 'digging in' in Libya

Forces loyal to Libya's General National Congress prepare to fight Islamic State group jihadists on the outskirts of the city of SirtePresident Barack Obama has vowed not to let the Islamic State build a base in Libya, saying the United States would take action where there was a “clear target”. “We are working with our other coalition partners to make sure that, as we see opportunities to prevent ISIS from digging in in Libya, we take them,” Obama said, using an acronym for the group. The hometown of late dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the city is a strategic port near oilfields that could provide a lucrative source of income.

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