Justen Charters --- The Independent Journal
The ISIS terror state isn’t just taking ground in Iraq and Syria. They are now expanding their borders West.
The Islamic State has already received pledges of allegiance and support from: Al-Qaeda in Yemen; Boko Haram in Nigeria; Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan; Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in Egypt; and Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria.
However, it’s ISIS’ recent infiltration of Dernah, Libya, that is the most alarming.
Derna is a city with around 100,000 people right off the Mediterranean coast. And ISIS is now patrolling their street, controlling their courts, and recruiting more would-be jihadists to join their twisted cause.
According to CNN:
“The fighters are taking advantage of political chaos to rapidly expand their presence westwards along the coast.”
“The sources say the Derna branch of ISIS counts 800 fighters and operates half a dozen camps on the outskirts of the town, as well as larger facilities in the nearby Green Mountains, where fighters from across North Africa are being trained.”