US forces have been forced to flee to Europe
LONDON (Reuters) - A report by the Wall Street Journal warned of growing activity to reorganize its ranks near Europe in Libya, a year after losing its main stronghold in the Libyan city of Sirte.
"The organization has formed small cells made up of a few dozen fighters and has set up new bases outside Libyan cities, such as Beni Walid and Gatt, over the past few months, and began to earn money by intercepting commercial trucks and exploiting networks," the paper quoted European and Libyan security officials as saying. Smuggling of migrants and fuel ".
The source pointed out that the organization "Da'ash" asked his fighters to move from Syria to Libya, because of the tightening of military operations in the areas of control in Iraq and Syria.
"The organization considers Libya its main gateway to Europe," the newspaper quoted a former leader of Daqash as working in the city of Raqqa as Abu Baraa al-Ansari, currently residing in Turkey after he broke away from the group in June.
"Some of the detonators were intended for domestic use and for use in the field, some of them are intended to carry out attacks in Europe, and most of the components of these devices are available," said another dissident fighter. It is very easy to build. "
An official from the Libyan city of Misurata revealed that the "Da'ash" elements who fled Sirte went to other cities such as Ben Walid and hid in valleys around the city, but they appeared in the last period. They set up checkpoints and seized a number of commercial trucks. , Where the organization intensified its presence near Ubari, which holds regular meetings of its components and move freely in the vicinity of the oil fields.
A European official revealed that the group's fighters are moving to Libya, from Turkey to Sudan by air, and to Libya by land.
In this regard, a Libyan official was quoted as saying that "the forces in the south are monitoring a group of elements who arrived in Sudan from Syria and are trying to cross into Libya."