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Details of USAF and FAF combat sorties against ISIL in Libya on 19-20 February

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The Libyan government has not approved foreign intervention I read. That's a breach to Libya sovereignty.
 

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In the Libyan case, I believe that the end justifies the means. While sovereignity should be respected, some situations demand that legality takes precedent over legalisms. Terrorists are taking advantage of the feudal warlords of Libya to establish a foothold.
 

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These attacks are very well calculated, and I've been particularly invested into researching more about the US Special Forces in the region, since they are there no doubt. I'd like to know what the process is like for the JTAC members of the teams to be calling out these targets. Must be pretty tense to be in such a dangerous region with just you and your team. Good thing we have air superiority!
 

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May I clarify something. Are those attacks in Libya a joint operation of US and France? That Armee de L'Air is not clear to me although I have a hint that it is the French air force.

The Libyan government has not approved foreign intervention I read. That's a breach to Libya sovereignty.
Is the Libyan government still functioning as a genuine government? I have the impression that the rebels, not only ISIS but other rebel groups as well, are more in place than the government of Libya. So maybe that's the reason why the foreign troops did not even lift a finger to inform the Libyan government of their military operation against ISIS.
 

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Are they really present in Sabratha? Did not know that.

The Libyan government has not approved foreign intervention I read. That's a breach to Libya sovereignty.
Problem is the country is split between West and East, with some ethnic groups consolidating parts of the south. When it becomes that way, where people are essentially in free for all looting, the religious groups will make calls against them. And will make calls for order. This is why ISIS or other groups have any appeal to people. Because Arab/African world is still stuck in tribalistic mindset.
 

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Yes, we hear of lots of coordinated attacks against ISIS. However, It seems that their tentacles are slowly but surely spreading into more countries. The thing that bothers me is that there is hardly any data on how effective these raids have been in restricting this organization's movements.
 

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Yes, we hear of lots of coordinated attacks against ISIS. However, It seems that their tentacles are slowly but surely spreading into more countries. The thing that bothers me is that there is hardly any data on how effective these raids have been in restricting this organization's movements.
Don't worry too much, in the end, ISIS is majority Arab and Arabs are familiar with it. We know everything about the organization and in the Arab world ISIS is seen as just another participant in the Syrian war. It won't grow out of that.
 

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ISIS just took over part of the city where these strikes occurred. In your first video about strikes against 'Sabratha'. Reinforcements are being sent according to some twitter reports. I don't know if this the MB rebel groups in

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Zaid BenjaminVerified account ‏@zaidbenjamin 2m2 minutes ago
#Libya | Sebratha Municipal Council calls upon the people of the city, especially medical specialists, to join the fight against #ISIL.

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ISIS just took over part of the city where these strikes occurred. In your first video about strikes against 'Sabratha'. Reinforcements are being sent according to some twitter reports. I don't know if this the MB rebel groups in

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Zaid BenjaminVerified account ‏@zaidbenjamin 2m2 minutes ago
#Libya | Sebratha Municipal Council calls upon the people of the city, especially medical specialists, to join the fight against #ISIL.

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On the other hand,the Loyalists announced that they chased ISIL from Lithi in Benghazi. They allegedly were helped by the French special forces...
 

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On the other hand,the Loyalists announced that they chased ISIL from Lithi in Benghazi. They allegedly were helped by the French special forces...
The Sabratha city was taken back. Libya needs a Unity government where this equal representation. Right now the main two powers there control either the West or the East. Therefore they should allow each other to have their own representatives govern these areas they control under some sort of unified parliament or something. If one side with the tide(Haftar led which France is supporting) is going to get stubborn and try to takeover the whole nation, then there won't be a solution to chaos.

Remember this Haftar led force sacked the parliament and began armed crackdown. France is protecting certain interests it has. It doesn't play a big role like the Arab nations do. And right now certain Arab nations are standing behind Haftar and aiding him. If Arab governments can't agree to equal representation, they will once again fail to have any impact in yet another country.
 

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