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Italy reportedly sends special forces to Libya|DefenseNews

Italy reportedly sends special forces to Libya|DefenseNews

Italy has used a new law to send special forces to fight the Islamic State group in Libya without informing Parliament, according to Italian reports.

A few dozen Italian special forces soldiers are currently taking part in operations to flush ISIS fighters out of the Libyan city of Sirte, media reports on Thursday claimed.

ISIS fighters based in the city, including many Tunisians and veterans of fighting in Syria, have controlled a long stretch of Libyan coast for months.

Source: Italy reportedly sends special forces to Libya