Herridge: ISIS Wants to Use Libya as a 'Springboard' For More Attacks
There are growing concerns that ISIS has made headway in Libya amid confirmed reports that the group has multiple terror training camps in the country.
Catherine Herridge reported on "America's Newsroom" that ISIS has expanded its footprint in North Africa. She said that U.S. and Libyan officials confirmed that the terrorist organization has more than a dozen training sites.
"ISIS in Libya is now blamed for at least 19 other plots, with U.S. officials acknowledging the group wants to use Libya as a springboard for attacks on neighboring countries and Europe," Herridge said.
She reported that "Libyan officials say ISIS has taken control of a half-dozen private airstrips in eastern Libya," many of which are connected to oil refineries.
"ISIS has been very dynamic and very adaptable," Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, previously told Fox News. "And its capacity to gain territory and resources and fighting force shows that it's much more dangerous. Maybe 10 times more dangerous than al Qaeda."
Herridge said that a Libyan government official told Fox News that they are concerned that ISIS could use the airstrips to launch attacks using small aircrafts loaded with explosives.
She stated that Libya has become a "safe haven" for ISIS.
Watch more from Herridge in the "America's Newsroom" clip above.