Al-Qa’ida Resurgent
It is unclear if jailbreaks in Libya and Iraq resulting in the escape of Islamic militants were linked. In Libya some 1,000 detainees were freed from a Benghazi prison on 27 July, compounding an already chaotic domestic security situation.
In Iraq, the identity and purpose of the attackers were clearer. A 23 July statement from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – formed by the merger of the Iraqi and...