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From the latest edition of the DEBKA file newsletter:
Hey, I thought that those coalition forces arrayed against the Libyan affiliate of ISIL were to be led by the Italians. There is a strong American component at work here too? NOT at all covered by the main stream media either. DEBKA is a font of news not see elsewhere.
1. "US and Libyan forces retake Sirte port from ISIS"
"US special forces and Libyan army, aligned to the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli have retaken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with ISIS . . . about 500 US commandos are taking part in the battle. Sirte is the most significant ISIS stronghold outside Iraq and Syria. Air and missile strikes hit ISIS positions this week. Troops are moving closer to the city center. The forces began the battle to retake the city last month."
2. "Pair of car bombings hit Libya's port city of Sirte; over 16 dead"
"Two suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives blew themselves up in the Libyan port city of Sirte on Thursday, killing more than 16 militiamen loyal to the country's government who were fighting Islamic State, and wounding dozens of others. In recent weeks Libyan militias including some backed by Western countries have succeeded in driving ISIS from some areas of the city, such as the seaport and the airport, although the terrorist organization still controls most of Sirte."
See previous blog entries the Libyan connection to ISIL unmistakable: