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FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Libyan military soldiers fire their weapons during clashes with Islamic militias in Benghazi. Libya, virtually a failed state the past years, has provided a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from its heartland of Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic stronghold close to European shores. (AP Photo/Mohammed El-Sheikhy, File)