Skip to comments.Libyan official: U.S. drones seeking jihadists in Libya (re-post from 6/7/12 THEY KNEW!)
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
A senior Libyan official told CNN that the U.S. is flying surveillance missions with drones over suspected jihadist training camps in eastern Libya because of concerns over rising activity by al Qaeda and like-minded groups in the region but said that to the best of his knowledge, they had not been used to fire missiles at militant training camps in the area.
The revelation follows a failed attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi on Tuesday night, which a shadowy jihadist group claimed was to avenge the death of al Qaeda No. 2 Abu Yahya al-Libi.
The official said that one militant commander operating in Derna, Abdulbasit Azuz, had complained that a drone strike had targeted his training camp in the east of Libya. Last month, there were reports of explosions outside the Derna area in the vicinity of the camps, according to a different source.
The CIA's covert drone strike program is rarely publicly acknowledged. It has been widely reported that drones have been deployed to target militants in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
The U.S. flew drones for a while after the NATO intervention in Libya to monitor chemical and biological sites, US military officials tell CNN. But the officials would not comment on whether drone flights were ongoing.
The senior Libyan official said it would be bad if such a strike had occurred. He added that the Americans' use of drones in a surveillance capacity had been discussed at the top level of the transitional Libyan government.
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Considering the largest opposition movement to Gaddafi for years was the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, there is absolutely no way that the administration didn’t know Al-Qaeda would enter Libya.
obama is going to take someone out in Libya and say “he got them” so stop the hearings.
I wish we’d stop “droning on” and start killing the bastards en mass, non-stop and in flames.