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


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