ISIL targets North Africa
Islamic State, growing stronger in Libya, sets its sights on fragile neighbor TunisiaA recent plot to attack Morocco was also recent thwarted. The ISIL operative behind the plot was from Chad. ISIL has expansive ambitions that have not been slowed by the attacks. The group tends to lash out in other directions when attacked, and this plan may be in response to pressure in Syria.
A sophisticated assault in Ben Guerdane, long known as an incubator for jihadists, shows the militants’ growth in North Africa.