Russia Deploys Special Forces in Egypt, Eyes Libya Role

(Reuters-U.S. News) Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Lin Noueihed - Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days. Diplomatic officials said the Russian deployment might be part of a bid to support Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar. The top U.S. military commander overseeing troops in Africa, Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, told the U.S. Senate last week that Russia was trying to exert influence in Libya to strengthen its leverage over whoever ultimately holds power.

2017-03-14 00:00:00

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