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Libyan Newswire

U.S. Special Operations

Monday, April 18, 2016 – 06:52

U.S. Special Operations forces have been quietly deployed around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in an effort to shore up U.S. allies embroiled in their own conflicts.

Monday, April 18, 2016 – 06:13

The Obama administration is preparing to broaden its military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by increasing the number of Special Operations forces who advise Syrian rebels, and it is also considering the addition of Army attack helicopters to the fight against militants in Iraq.

Monday, April 4, 2016 – 06:17

US officials are weighing sending more special operations troops to Syria, where the contingent of American fighters currently numbers around 50, a senior military official told AFP on Saturday.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 – 06:18

A high-ranking U.S. military official says options for sending American special operations forces into Libya are being prepared for senior Defense Department leaders.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 – 06:40

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday disclosed new details of covert U.S. special operations commando activities in support of Syrian rebel groups fighting the Islamic State.

Friday, December 18, 2015 – 07:03

For the uninitiated, Chabelley is the other U.S. outpost in that country — the site of America’s lone avowed “major military facility” in Africa, Camp Lemonnier — and a key node in an expanding archipelago of hush-hush American outposts that have spread across that continent since 9/11.

Friday, December 18, 2015 – 06:26

A group of U.S. commandos who landed in Libya on Monday were ordered to leave almost immediately because of a possible mix-up between the Libyan air force and army, U.S. and Libyan officials said Thursday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 06:46

The U.S. quietly sent hundreds of troops to West Africa, where Islamic militants linked to ISIS are terrorizing villages in a campaign of murder and kidnapping. The Americans are there to help Cameroon’s army hunt the terrorists along the Nigerian border. Balaclavas provide scant relief against the choking dust.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 06:12

The U.S. and Britain have deployed at least four special-operations teams to the Afghan province of Helmand, stepping up their direct intervention in support of struggling Afghan government forces trying to fight off advances by Taliban militants.

Monday, December 14, 2015 – 06:15

Alarmed that large stretches of Helmand Province are falling to the Taliban, American Special Operations forces have secretly taken a more central role in the fighting to save crucial areas of the province, as more air power and ground troops have been committed to the battle, according to Western and Afghan officials.