Analysis: Former US Marine killed by Islamic State’s Tripoli ‘province’

Two gunmen entered the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli Tuesday morning. When their shooting rampage was over, at least ten people had been killed. For jihadists in Libya, the hotel was an inviting target. Foreign diplomats, Western tourists and officials from Libya’s rival governments are known to frequent it. Indeed, the victims were five foreigners, including an American, and five Libyans.

The American killed in the attack has been identified as David Berry. According to The New York Daily News, Berry is a former US Marine who worked as a security contractor for Crucible, LLC. The company’s web site says that Crucible “provides high-risk environment training and global security solutions to employees of the U.S. Government, NGOs, and multinational corporations who live and work in dangerous and austere locations worldwide.”

The company has not identified the client Berry was working for at the time of his death…

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  • cmh

    It’s obvious Barry was the main target.

    • Pity.

      • Frau Katze

        It’s an ominous sign about the spread of Islamic State.