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    A general view shows the damage at the scene of an explosion at the Police Training Centre in the town of Zliten, Libya, January 7, 2016.

    Daesh Claims Responsibility for Deadly Libya Blast

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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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