Tag Archives: Benghazi

U.S. air strike near Sirte, Libya

  In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four (4) ISIS-Libya militants. http://www.africom.mil/media-room/press-releases [ March 22  U.S. drone strike in southern Libya from … Continue reading

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Libya: verbal agreement in Paris to hold elections

The success of today’s agreement to hold elections will rely on whether the rival armed groups allow the elections to take place and then respect the results. The last parliamentary election in 2014 plunged the country into a deeper crisis. … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

The Pentagon is employing 5,508 contractors in Iraq and Syria — 2,869 of whom are U.S. citizens, 760 of whom are locals and 109 are third country nationals — according to a quarterly report released in April.   In January, there … Continue reading

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Libyan Benghazi air force hits Matiga airport, Tarhouna

Saqer al-Joroushi, a Libyan air force commander, said on March 21 that the official government hit Tripoli’s Matiga airport and a military camp used by the rival Libya Dawn group. War planes belonging to the country’s internationally-recognized government attacked Tarhouna, … Continue reading

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Libya defeated us all: “Somalia on the Mediterranean.”

The U.N. gets a mandate, goes there, and finds out there’s no one to work with—the ministries are Potemkin. The I.M.F. goes in, says what’s wrong, and doesn’t do much about it. The World Bank hardly does anything. Vast numbers … Continue reading

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Issa dumps documents on Benghazi CIA

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee’s website. One cable names a local militia commander dishing dirt on the … Continue reading

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Qatar giving French-made wire-guided anti-tank missiles to Libyan rebels

Qatar has been shipping French-made Milan anti-tank missiles to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. They are effective especially against the old generation of Soviet-made T72 tanks. The emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in Washington on April 14 … Continue reading

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