Militant raid leads to disclosure of secret US program in Libya

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A raid by the militants in Libya on a military base where the US was covertly training local forces has led to the disclosure of the secretive American program, a report says.US military forces have been commissioned since 2013 to covertly establish and train local “counter-terrorism” units in Libya, Mauritania, Niger and Mali as part of Washington’s efforts to widen its war against what it calls al-Qaeda-linked militants in Africa, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing US officials without identifying them by name.The secretive military training program has been financed in part with millions of dollars in classified Pentagon spending, according to the New York Times, and involves instructing and equipping “handpicked” commandos in the four African countries, with the hope that the teams will eventually acquire the capability to take on militants such as the Nigeria-based Boko Haram.

For full report read …… http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/05/28/364467/secret-us-program-revealed-in-libya

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