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Offline flowers

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Jihadists Take Over Former U.S.-Libyan Military Base
« on: April 23, 2014, 11:31:59 AM »

Terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda have taken control of a former U.S. Special Forces training near Tripoli, Libya.

The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake reported that the camp was a refurbished Libyan military base used by U.S. Special Forces to train the Libyan military in counter-terrorism.

Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush, a former associate of Osama Bin Laden, has taken command of the site and is reportedly leading a group of Salafist fighters.

According to the Daily Beast:

    The fact that the one-time training base for Libyan counter-terrorism teams is now the domain of terrorists is a poignant reminder the United States has yet to win its war with al Qaeda, despite the successful 2011 raid that killed its founder and leader. [...]

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Re: Jihadists Take Over Former U.S.-Libyan Military Base
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 11:50:25 AM »
and this surprises anyone (other than a democrat/progressive, that is).

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