Government seeks control of eastern Libya
Western powers believe parts of east Libya, still under militia control, could become al-Qaeda stronghold.
Published On 27 May 2013
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