ISIS Claims Attack In Libya Amid Calls For Intervention
The militant group ISIS says it's responsible for a car bomb attack that killed 40 people in Libya Friday.By Kate Grumke | February 20, 2015
ISIS is claiming responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed at least 40 in Libya Friday, as the group continues to expand operations in the country.
This latest ISIS attack was reportedly in retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes in eastern Libya. And those airstrikes were in retaliation for ISIS killing 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Libya is currently ruled by two rival Eastern and Western governments; some parts of the country are effectively autonomous. This power vacuum has left ample space for militant groups, including ISIS, to take hold.