The Chicago Tribune, 30 September 2011
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30 septembre 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the dust settles after six months of fighting in Libya
, U.S. officials are stepping up efforts to identify Islamic militants who might pose a threat in a post-Gaddafi power vacuum.
U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence agencies have recently produced classified papers examining the strength, role and activities of militant activists and factions in post-Gaddafi Libya, four U.S. officials said. Some assessments examine the backgrounds of anti-Gaddafi leaders with militant pedigrees, and explore whether these individuals, some of whom have publicly renounced Islamic militancy, will stand by their pledges against extremism.
During the half-year campaign by rebels to driveMuammar Gaddafi from power, U.S. and NATO
officials downplayed fears that al Qaeda
or other militants would infiltrate anti-Gaddafi forces or take advantage of disorder to establish footholds in Libya.