The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that US special forces are playing a direct role with Libya’s unity government fighting forces to remove ISIS from the coastal town of Sirte.

This is coupled with ongoing American airstrikes and British troops who have already engaged with the radical group operating in Sirte.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement on August 1, “At the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, the United States military conducted precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL (ISIS) in its primary stronghold in Libya.”

Cook added that the US strikes in Sirte “will continue,” without elaborating.

Sirte is largest ISIS stronghold outside of Syria and Iraq. The terrorist group overran the city in February 2015.

Sirte was the hometown of Libyan strongman Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

 

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BlackDjai
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BlackDjai

Not against Isis, that they trained, but against the rest of #greenarmy , fidels to #Khadafi and to Libya.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Maybe, maybe not : if these SOFs are ‘real’ militaries, I mean their bosses being at the pentagon, DoD relies on DIA, not CIA, their intel is not biased for political goals and DoD is very pragmatic. If politicians listened to DoD, both Daesh and Quaeda would be history for a while now… US militaries are really willing to eradicate all this scum. Do you know that USAF pilots are angry about the over restrictive ROEs edicted by politicians? They complaint that if they were allowed to take opportunity targets, they’d do 10 or 20 times the number of strikes… Read more »

andy
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andy

It look like American Politicians become the enemy of America,they don’t even think that what was the reaction come by selling so lettest ammunition to terrorist,they use in US or EU how much innocent suffers

Shooresh Golzari
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Shooresh Golzari

you mean with, surely ????????

AD arbusov
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AD arbusov

guys at AMN the photo for the article is one of the shebab miitants in somalia found online.