Source: US troops arrive in Misrata from Tunisia

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 30 Apr 2019, 01:22 PM
alwasat radio

A source from the city of Misrata said that members of the American military entered the city, coming from Tunisia in the last several days.

A security source said US forces arrived via Misrata port, by means of speed boats believed to have moved troops from military vessels off the coast of the city.

The source, who asked not to be named, said the troops were believed to be part of AFRICOM, which was evacuated from the village of Nakhil, in Janzour district, west of Tripoli on April 7.

AFRICOM said in a press statement on April 7th that the deterioration of the security situation in Libya prompted the temporary transfer of troops from the country.

The mission of the US Africa Command in Libya includes military support for diplomatic missions, counterterrorism activities, strengthening partnerships and improving security throughout the region.