09 Oct '15, 3am

Black flag of the Islamic State rises on the Libyan coast

Black flag of the Islamic State rises on the Libyan coast

View Photo Gallery » Residents sit at a market in the Libyan city of Misrata, where militias are preparing an offensive against the Islamic State in nearby Sirte. Javier Manzano/For The Washington Post Image Gallery Image Gallery Image Gallery Related Chaos in Libya paving way for Islamic State expansion The Islamic State flag now flies over the sprawling Ougadogou conference center Gadhafi built in Sirte. The militants also control the university, the Ibn Sina hospital, government buildings, including the police station and the passport office, as well as the seaport. Islamic State militants find a foothold in chaotic Libya Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It's providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Libyan militias' conu...

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