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U.S. Special Forces Getting More Deeply Involved in Libya War

Aug. 10, 2016 (EIRNS)—U.S. special forces troops are not just calling in air strikes for the government-aligned militias in Sirte, Libya. They are providing direct, on-the-ground support for the first time to fighters battling the Islamic State in Libya, unnamed officials told the Washington Post yesterday. These officials said the American troops were operating out of a joint operations center on the city’s outskirts and that their role was limited to supporting forces loyal to the country’s fragile unity government. The unnamed officials insist that the US troops are not taking part in combat. Some individuals, however, were seen carrying radios and wearing black body armor and tan fatigues, in central Sirte, according to officers allied with the Libyan government and Western security personnel in the area, but the Pentagon denied that these individuals were American special forces.

On Aug. 1, President Obama announced yet another unconstitutional war, launched without Congressional approval, when he reported that the United States has begun a bombing campaign against ISIS in Libya. Today, the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) claimed that ISIS had been driven out of the center of Sirte.