Newsweek quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Mohamed Eljarh on the influx of foreign fighters to Libya and how this is part of ISIS’s strategy to overtake failed states:
Mohamed Eljarh, Libyan analyst and non-resident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Centre for the Middle East, says that fighters entering Libya from other countries is part of ISIS’s plan to gain more territory in the country.
“I believe that this is part of the Islamic State’s strategy,” he says. “They are seeking to overtake territory, entire cities and towns and entire states. That is their strategy. The flow of fighters is in line with this strategy in order to take over failed states such as Libya, Iraq and Syria.”