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Naval Warfare

ISIS can threaten Med

3rd March 2015 - 16:01 GMT | by Philip Rood in UK

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ISIS extremists could present a threat to shipping in the Mediterranean as a result of the unstable situation in Libya.

International consultancy Perim Associates, experts specialising in Africa and Middle East affairs, have warned that the breakdown in control of Libya’s coastal waters presents a growing danger.

Terrorists could mount attacks using small boats to carry out piracy or suicide missions, particularly aimed at passenger vessels or large yachts.

‘Scenarios could be anything from motorboat and machinegun, to mines - even air attacks.  ISIS and its sisters have made big business out of hostages in the Sahel, for example,’ ...

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