Friday, 19 October 2012

United States has a plan to create commando force in Libya to fight extremists

The United States plans to help Libya build a commando force to fight extremists like those that staged the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, officials said Oct. 16. President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking congressional approval for $6.2 million in Pentagon funds and $1.6 million from the State Department’s budget for the initiative, according to documents from each department.
Libyan army forces gather at their headquarters in Tripoli on Oct. 18, 2012 before their deploy to the city of Bani Walid, some 185 km south of the capital.

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