US boots take position in Libya ahead of ISIL battle


The United States has reportedly stationed some two dozen special operations troops to Libya prior to a possible military campaign against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in the North African state.

According to the Washington Post report citing unnamed US officials, the American troops have been positioned at two outposts in Libya since late last year.

The force is operating around the cities of Misrata and Benghazi to find potential allies and monitor possible threats, the Post said.

The United States is already engaged in anti-ISIL campaigns in Iraq and Syria. Washington has been criticized for its ineffective campaign against Daesh.

Last month, the US military said it had deployed spy drones to Libya where the Pentagon’s latest shift over Daesh would reportedly see added air fire against militants there.

The US has conducted two airstrikes in Libya in recent months targeting purported Daesh militants and commanders.

Back in January, Pentagon press secretary…

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