Britain is to send troops to Tunisia to help prevent ISIS fighters from moving into the country from Libya, the British defense minister has said.

 

“A training team of some 20 troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade is now moving to Tunisia to help to counter illegal cross-border movement from Libya in support of the Tunisian authorities,” Michael Fallon told Parliament Monday.

 

“I … am extremely concerned about the proliferation of Daesh (ISIS) along the Libyan coastline, which is why we have been urgently assisting the formation of a new Libyan government,” Fallon said.

 

Extremist groups have taken advantage of political chaos to expand their presence in Libya, and fighters loyal to ISIShave taken control of the coastal city of Sirte.

 

 

 

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