Islamic State ‘lacks capacity to hit shipping’

Terrorists would need to operate small speedboats from a mothership.

Islamic State ‘lacks capacity to hit shipping’

by David Osler

THERE is no positive evidence that Islamic State has the capability to conduct a successful attack on commercial shipping, despite its stated intent to do so, according to an assessment of maritime security in the Mediterranean produced by Dryad Maritime.

However, the UK-based consultancy warns that it may be able to in the future if it is able to consolidate its current foothold in Libya, which would offer it the necessary launch points and logistics for such activity.

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