May 6, 2014

Libya Has Become 'Scumbag Woodstock'

Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

In the nearly 20 months since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, al Qaeda operatives and allied terrorists have flocked to Libya, making the fragile North African country a hub for those seeking to wage jihad from north Africa, current and former U.S. counterterrorism officials tell The Daily Beast.

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