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Libya asks for Russia's help against ISIS

Dec 02, 2015

Libyan authorities, who came to power after the US toppled Khaddafi, apparently are tired of US promises that seem to go nowhere. They see Russia as being serious in the fight against the terrorists. This is another blow to US influence in the Mideast.


In an interview with Sputnik, Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has signaled his country's readiness to coordinate efforts with Russia if it decides to fight Daesh, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL, on Libyan territory.

"We want Russia to enter the fight against ISIL in Libya, and the Libyan government is ready to coordinate steps at the highest levels for the purpose," Al-Thani said….

According to him, Libyan authorities expect the arrival in their country of a large number of Daesh militants who fled the Russian air strikes in Syria, with many of them already in Libya.

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Blog Author: Dr. Stephen Jones