Author Topic: United States to Forge 2nd Coalition to Stop IS Growth in Africa  (Read 134 times)

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U.S. officials are pushing a select group of allies to expand their sights beyond Iraq and Syria in the global effort to destroy the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

Spurred on by IS's growing strength in Libya as well as the deadly terror attacks in Paris this past November, U.S. officials see a clear need for a broader, more comprehensive approach.

"They have talked about it," a Western diplomat told VOA on condition of anonymity. "There are discussions on their side."

Those discussions have become more urgent as intelligence shows an increasing number of IS fighters and recruits making their way to Libya from across North Africa, parts of east Africa and the Sahel.