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Libya officials: French special forces on ground fighting IS

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@Falcon29 This isn't a secret anymore that foreign sepcial forces are already taking part in the fight against ISIL...
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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — French special forces have been helping Libyan troops fight Islamic State militants in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi for two months, two Libyan military officials said Wednesday.


The French combat squad, consisting of 15 special forces, carried out four military operations against IS and other militant groups in Benghazi, the officials told The Associated Press. They said that French forces work with Libyan troops to pinpoint IS militant locations, plan operations and carry them out. They had also been training Libyan forces, they added.

According to the officials, the French forces were setting up an operations room in Banina air base in Benghazi alongside British and U.S. teams. They said that in addition to the special forces, a French intelligence unit is working with Britain and the U.S. units to collect information on the location of IS militants and their numbers.

Similar teams are also operating out of an air base in the city of Misrata, located to the east of the IS stronghold of Sirte, the officials said.

The Libyan officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

The French defense ministry declined to comment, citing a policy against commenting on special forces' activities.

Libya officials: French special forces on ground fighting IS - Yahoo News
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Please,could someone translate what it says ?


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@Falcon29 This isn't a secret anymore that foreign sepcial forces are already taking part in the fight against ISIL...
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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — French special forces have been helping Libyan troops fight Islamic State militants in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi for two months, two Libyan military officials said Wednesday.


The French combat squad, consisting of 15 special forces, carried out four military operations against IS and other militant groups in Benghazi, the officials told The Associated Press. They said that French forces work with Libyan troops to pinpoint IS militant locations, plan operations and carry them out. They had also been training Libyan forces, they added.

According to the officials, the French forces were setting up an operations room in Banina air base in Benghazi alongside British and U.S. teams. They said that in addition to the special forces, a French intelligence unit is working with Britain and the U.S. units to collect information on the location of IS militants and their numbers.

Similar teams are also operating out of an air base in the city of Misrata, located to the east of the IS stronghold of Sirte, the officials said.

The Libyan officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

The French defense ministry declined to comment, citing a policy against commenting on special forces' activities.

Libya officials: French special forces on ground fighting IS - Yahoo News
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Please,could someone translate what it says ?


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French forces in Ben Ghazi military base in charge of operations against ISIS loyal forces and separatists belong to the Shura council.
 

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There have been foreign forces for a few years now long before ISIS came about. Egyptian, French, US forces. To support the Haftar led alliance against the Muslim Brotherhood government. If Arabs don't make peace with Muslim Brotherhood and keep attacking Sunni Muslims while being friendly with Israel, then I'm going to become a Shia in the near future. Sunni Muslims continue surprising me, they claim to value brotherhood and claim to value Muslim causes but it's very clear they don't. And they never come to Sunni peoples aid unless they're very secular and friendly towards Israel. I don't know what to believe anymore.

Israeli intelligence is also present in Libya-Sinai line. Trying to prevent arms from entering Gaza. Even if it means diverting those weapons shipments to ISIS rather than Palestinian nationalists.
 
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