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13 August, 2016

US ground troops are in Libya

Previously denied reports of American troops on the ground in Libya have finally been confirmed by the Pentagon. The military admitted a “small number” of US forces in of Libya to support the local ones after launching airstrikes on ISIS targets

A “small number of US forces have gone in and out of Libya to exchange information with these local forces in established joint operations centers, and they will continue to do so as we strengthen the fight against [Islamic State] and other terrorist organizations,” The Hill quoted Deputy Defense Press Secretary Gordon Trowbridge as saying on Wednesday.

Trowbridge explained that the ground troops entering Libya use joint operations rooms, which are away from the front line. The American soldiers help with the coordination between Libyan troops fighting Islamic State.

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