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    Daesh militants claimed responsibility for a Thursday extremist attack in northwestern Libya, al-Hadath television channel reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a car bomb had exploded at a military training camp in the city of Zliten, killing 70. More than 100 people were present for a military training.

    Libya has been in a state of turmoil for years after the Arab Spring protests in early 2011 led to a civil war, and a western military intervention helped Islamic rebels overthrow the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    The instability that has plagued Libya since 2011 has facilitated the emergence of numerous militant groups, including Daesh. Daesh is a designated terrorist organization that is outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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