As ISIS has firmly established itself in Derna and announced that presences to the world, the West made no response and HoR PM Thinni, resolutely refused to deal with those he dismisses as “terrorists”. One of the reasons he was hostile to the Algerian national reconciliation initiative was because Algiers seemed intent on inviting not only members of Operation Libya Dawn but also militants from the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council. It was this refusal to dialogue on the anti-Islamist side which facilitated ISIS recruitment.

Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni made an important visit to Sudan this week, seemingly neutralising Khartoum that has been accused of supporting Operation Libya Dawn.