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U.S. Special Operations troops aiding Libyan forces in major battle against Islamic State | The Washington Post

U.S. Special Operations troops aiding Libyan forces in major battle against Islamic State | The Washington Post

U.S. Special Operations forces are providing direct, on-the-ground support for the first time to fighters battling the Islamic State in Libya, U.S. and Libyan officials said, coordinating American airstrikes and providing intelligence information in an effort to oust the group from a militant stronghold.The positioning of a small number of elite U.S. personnel, operating alongside British troops, in the coastal city of Sirte deepens the involvement of Western nations against the Islamic State’s most powerful affiliate.

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