AFRICOM Leader Eyes More Resources to Counter Extremist Groups

2017-03-27 | Seapower Magazine Online

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said last summer’s extensive air strikes on the Libyan city of Sirte, conducted primarily by the air element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), was a successful campaign to stop an effort by the Islamic State to shift forces from their eroding strongholds in Iraq and Syria and establish a new base in Libya, from which they could have launched attacks on Europe.

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