Drones Could Be Effective Tool In Libya

OpsLensNewsChannelPublished: October 2, 2017
Published: October 2, 2017

American forces in late September conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an ISIS camp, killing 17 militants and destroying three vehicles, the military said in a statement. The camp, located about 150 miles southeast of Sirte, was used by ISIS to move fighters in and out of the country; stockpile weapons and equipment; and to plot and conduct attacks.

ISIS and Al Qaeda have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters; and raising and moving funds to support their operations. Increased use of drones in the region could signal a new phase of the conflict in Libya as ISIS seeks to establish a stronghold.

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