JUST IN: U.S. Special Forces Now In Libya – Just Hit ISIS HARD!

JUST IN: U.S. Special Forces Now In Libya – Just Hit ISIS HARD!

We have Special Forces in Libya fighting ISIS? When did that happen? What in the world is going on with the Obama administration? This is crazy.

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From Allen West:

The Pentagon just let us know about them and their successes so far. Is this more ‘mission creep’ by the Obama administration? Which factions in Libya will they be supporting and who will they be destroying? Are they properly supported and protected? What is the actual mission, where are they, and how bad are the rules of engagement this time? The rules of engagement are ALWAYS bad when micromanaged from the White House.

Misrata, Libya (CNN)It is a tiny, remote aircraft hangar, carved in the Sicilian rock decades ago, but now home to a new and vital front for the United States against ISIS.

U.S. Special Forces and surveillance flights are operating on the ground and over Libya as the West moves to boost security operations in the country to bolster Libya’s increasingly desperate fight against ISIS.

Surveillance flights over the country’s 2,000-kilometer (1,240-mile) coast have been in operation from the remote Sicilian island of Pantelleria for over a year, and Special Forces have recently increased their presence on the ground. Witnesses and Libyan officials told CNN they are in evidence near the city of Misrata, with an estimated dozen soldiers operating out of a base near the city.

The U.S. presence in Libya was acknowledged by Pentagon officials in the past few days, who admitted groups of Special Forces were “meeting a variety of Libyans.” The teams are said to be in action around the capital Tripoli, as well as Misrata and the east of the country.

The U.S. publicly only supports the latest of the three groups who claim the right to govern the country — the Government of National Accord, led by Fayez al-Sarraj and recently installed by the United Nations. But the presence of these Special Forces teams in the strongholds of the other two groups claiming to be the country’s legitimate government shows that America retains wider private contacts.

It is unclear what precisely the U.S. Special Forces’ scope of operations is in Libya, as airstrikes and other attacks have been limited. But they join an increasingly fraught Libyan battle against ISIS, who are now estimated to control about a tenth of the coastline.

Let’s all hope and pray that Obama doesn’t mess this one up.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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