Government seeks control of eastern Libya

Western powers believe parts of east Libya, still under militia control, could become al-Qaeda stronghold.

Libya’s government is still trying to wrestle control of eastern areas from militias who took up arms against the Gaddafi regime.

Western powers warn groups like al-Qaeda are taking advantage of the security vacuum.

Derna is a conservative city and it has a religious society. al-Qaeda as an organisation does not exist there but many individuals sympathise with their ideology.

Zeina Khodr reports from Derna, where the state has no presence.

Source: Al Jazeera