For 1st time, Pentagon confirms US ground troops are operating in Libya

The Pentagon said Wednesday night that a small number of US troops are involved in ground warfare against the Islamic State organization in Libya. It was the first time for Washington to confirm the involvement. Pentagon spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said the operations are essential "to exchange information with these local forces in established joint operations centers". He added that the role of the troops is to provide "unique capabilities" in the field of intelligence but asserted that they "are not on the front lines, nor are they on the ground in Sirte."       

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