Egyptian special forces have allegedly launched a ground attack in Libya’s Islamic State-held Derna capturing dozens of Islamist militants, according to Egyptian and Libyan reports.
Ansa news agency cited unnamed local sources as saying that an Egyptian commando stormed the eastern Libyan town, a stronghold of the Islamic State (ISIS) there, “capturing 55 Daesh [IS] militants”.
The Libyan National Army wrote on its Facebook page that Egyptian forces in coordination with the local army stormed IS camp in Derna, “killing a large number of IS militants and capturing several terrorists including Egyptians, foreigners and Arabs”.
The report could not be independently verified by IBTimes UK.
An Egyptian newspaper, ElWatan News, reported that several jihadists were killed in the operation. But Twitter accounts linked to the jihadists denied any casualties.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that all measures, including international troops on the ground, should be considered to defeat IS in Libya….
Libya has been in turmoil ever since the removal of Muammar Gaddafi from power….
By Gianluca Mezzofiore – International Business Times –
Soldiers from Cameron and Chad have killed 250 Muslim Terrorists, and killed all of the mass murdering Islamic Muslim terrorists they were sent to hunt out
As the report on Christianity Daily tells us: Cameroonian and Chadian forces say they have killed over 250 Boko Haram militants.
On Wednesday, forces from Cameroon said they killed about 50 militants in a battle at a border town between Cameroon and Nigeria. Boko Haram has been attacking northern Nigeria and had started to affect towns in Cameroon. Wednesday, Boko Haram militants fought with Cameroonian troops in the town of Fotokol. Cameroonian officials say that at least 50 militants and six soldiers were killed in the fight.
Armed forces in Chad reported to have killed at least 200 Boko Haram militants on Tuesday. State media as well as military officials confirmed the numbers. Chad’s forces attacked the Boko Haram bases of Ngara and Gambaru in northern Nigeria. They lost nine soldiers to the militants during the attack.
The regional forces of Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon have contributed thousands of troops in order to combat the growing threat of Boko Haram. Chad is considered one of the strongest militaries in the region and has been conducting air strikes on Boko Haram territories for the past few days. Though Nigeria is no longer alone in the battle against the militant group, the country makes it clear that it will remain completely autonomous and not be influenced by the governments of its neighboring countries.
Nigeria is currently the biggest nation in Africa in both economy and population. Many of its resources come from its oil fields. Further, presidential elections will take place on February 14, and many believe that the current president….