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Libya accused of being jihadi haven

Audio 04:20
By: Raïssa Ioussouf
6 min

Analysts have voiced concerns that southern Libya has become the latest haven for jihadists following the French-led intervention to push them out of Mali. The poorly patrolled south of Libya is a region where the smuggling of weapongs, drugs, goods and people has flourished. Niger says last week's suicide attacks, which claimed the lives of 25 people, were launched from Libya. However, Tripoli has denied the allegations amid growing tensions with its neighbour. Libya analyst Claudia Gazzini discusses whether claims Libya was a destablising force for its neighbours are justified.

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