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U.S. military urges 'decisive action' against ISIS in Libya

Reuters , Friday 22 Jan 2016
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Decisive military action is needed to halt the spread of ISIS in Libya, the top U.S. military officer said on Friday, saying the group wanted to use the north African nation as a platform to coordinate activity across the continent.

"Unchecked, I am concerned about the spread of ISIL in Libya ... So I believe that military leaders owe the secretary of defense and the president a way ahead for dealing with the expansion of ISIL in Libya," said chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, using an acronym for ISIS.

Speaking to a small group of reporters during a trip to Paris, he added: "You want to take decisive military action to check ISIL's expansion and at the same time you want to do it such a way that's supportive of a long-term political process."

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