Libya: sources, Egyptian ground intervention in Derna

Egyptian commando captures 55 Isis militants

18 February, 11:57

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, FEBRUARY 18 - Egyptian special forces carried out a ground attack in Derna, the town which pledged allegiance to the Isis Caliphate in the east of the country, "capturing 55 Daesh militants", said both Egyptian and Libyan sources without providing further details. Yesterday, Egyptian and Saudi media reported that after its aerial bombardments Egypt was considering the possibility of a ground attack. In particular, the deployment of "task force 999", the special forces unit for international operations was mentioned as a unit which could possibly be deployed along Libyan security forces.(ANSAmed).

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