The Maghreb has not enjoyed any political, social or economic stability since 9/11 and terrorist threats have increased in the area extending from Egypt to Mauritania.
Southern Europe is the most affected by the current happenings in the region.
The deteriorating security in the Maghreb and a weak economy could cause uncontrollable chaos with flocks of illegal immigrants to Europe leading to lawlessness. This means that Europe could soon turn into a scene of unprecedented terror.
The U.S. is directly concerned with the war on terrorism and the risk of its expansion from the sub-Saharan region to the south Mediterranean is of utmost concern.
Terrorist forces have managed to achieve military and strategic gains in the Maghreb and bordering Sahel by exploiting existing chaos and instability in the region. They have found a region where it is easy to get around and enjoy certain sources of funding and armament.
These extremist forces have found funding though the ransoming of kidnapped foreigners in the sub-Saharan region and by smuggling activities. There are also large quantities of abandoned weapons in Libya due to the country’s failure to establish a strong political regime and collect arms.
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