French special forces, as well as analysts involved in the «secret war» against the forces of the «Islamic state» in Libya in cooperation with the forces of the US and the UK.
About it writes on Tuesday, 24 February the French newspaper Le Monde, citing its own sources.
According to the newspaper, French President Francois Hollande has approved «unofficial military action» elite of the armed forces and secret service of the Main Directorate of external security of the Ministry of defense of the French Republic.
Le Monde calls this operation a «secret war on France in Libya» and describes as a ground operation with the application of targeted strikes on the leaders of the terrorist group ISIS.
Operation, as stated in this article are the destruction of the infrastructure of the IG in Libya, the country that represents, according to UN estimates, one of the key strongholds of terrorism.
French version of the American edition of The Huffington Post with reference to colleagues from the Arabic version of the same website writes that the French military arrived in Libya to support the chief of staff of the Libyan national army, Khalifa Haftar. Joint operations will be conducted in Benghazi, the main stronghold of the jihadists.
The French Ministry of defence initially refused to officially comment on this information, but under pressure from journalists, the military said that the French military presence in Libya is not, and the sources quoted in the Arabic version of The Huffington Post, exclusively Libyan.
Hollande has declared war against ISIS after the group claimed responsibility for the attack in Paris on 13 November, which killed 130 people, reminds the website NEWSru.com/
Note that the media is not the first time I write about the military operation of the French in Libya. The French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had in early February, to refute such information, arguing that the Paris campaign in Libya is not included, although there are lobbyists advocating for military presence.
In January of this year, the press service of the General command of the Libyan army denied the information about the presence of foreign soldiers on Libyan territory with the aim of supporting the government of national unity.