U.S. considering military action in Libya if ISIS becomes 'more of a threat'

Fighting in Libya.
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Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook announced Wednesday that the United States is "looking at military options" in the event that the Islamic State "becomes more of a threat than it is even today" in Libya.

ISIS controls part of the coastline around the city of Sirte, and there are concerns that the group could gain more ground in the country. Officials said options would include concerted airstrikes and limited operations by special forces, the Financial Times reports. ISIS has recently launched attacks against oil facilities in Libya, and officials said there's been an influx of ISIS fighters entering the country.

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