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Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:17 PM

 

ISIS Gains Ground Against Tripoli Govt in Libya

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Source: Antiwar

Western Officials Express Alarm as Forces Retreat
by Jason Ditz, May 31, 2015

ISIS forces are making a new round of gains along the western Libyan coast, seizing more territory in Sirte and moving westward toward Misrata, the base of operations for the current Tripoli government.

Western officials are expressing alarm at the sudden shift, with officials from the Misrata militia insisting they had no choice but to retreat in the face of recent offensives by ISIS. Concern of falling morale among their forces is adding to fears that ISIS will be able to expand greatly in this area.

The Misrata militia, now known as Libya Dawn, was one of the major powers during the Libyan Civil War, and retained autonomy in the city after the ouster of Gadhafi. They’ve since expanded, and now control Tripoli and much of the rest of the country’s west, while the Western-backed government is operating out of Tobruk, near the Egypt border, and controls only a portion of the east. The rest of the country is mostly held by various militias, with ISIS taking much of the central coast.

Read more: http://news.antiwar.com/2015/05/31/isis-gains-ground-against-tripoli-govt-in-libya/



The blowback from all the wars is spiraling out of control.

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Response to Caspian Morgan (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:26 PM

1. Hillary's foreign policy triumph.

 

The source for the OP may draw some crap, but other sources are reporting a similar state of affairs. It's way fucked up.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:30 PM

2. you can't say that

 

we're not allowed to talk about Libya and Hillary because Republicans Benghazi

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Response to Caspian Morgan (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:52 PM

3. The inevitable result of the Cabinet of enemies

Hillary had Carte Blanche, and she used it to work with Petraeus, Bibi and Abdullah.

This is the entirely foreseen result.

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Tue Jun 2, 2015, 12:09 AM

4. Locking thread.

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