The United States is using a military base in a remote Italian island in the Mediterranean to lead its military campaign against Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) militants in north Libya.
The US spy planes have been taking off from the island of Pantelleria in southern Italy to carry out surveillance flights over Libya’s 2,000-km coast.
The US has also deployed special operations troops to the North African country since late last year to help with the fight against Takfiri terrorists.
Pentagon confirmed a few days ago that the US sent dozens of its special forces to Libya and that they were “meeting a variety of Libyans.”
The teams are operating around the cities of Misrata and Benghazi to find potential allies and monitor possible threats.
The United States is already engaged in the so-called coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Washington, however, has been criticized for its ineffective campaign against the militant group.
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