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Libyan Islamic State affiliate claims responsibility for hotel attack
Libyan Islamic State affiliate claims responsibility for hotel attack

A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans. The group, calling itself "Islamic State in Tripoli Province," said it launched the attack Tuesday to avenge the death of Abu Anas Libi, who was snatched off a Tripoli street by U.S. special forces in 2013 and died in U.S. custody earlier this month due to complications from liver surgery. Libi had been indicted in U.S. federal court in connection with his alleged role in the 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The group identified the attackers as Abu Ibrahim...

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