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U.S. Steps Up Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Libya

  • Four U.S. strikes in September have killed 43 militants
  • Concerns rise that Islamic State is exploiting chaos in south
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The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes on Islamic State militants in southern Libya, where a breakdown in security has allowed the extremists who once controlled parts of the North African country to regroup.

An American strike that killed seven suspected Islamic State members on Sept. 29 was the fourth in a month, with a total of 43 militants dead, according to a tally of casualties from statements released by the U.S. military’s Africa Command.