Libya's UN-backed govt seeks boosted US military backing

Fighters from the pro-government forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Unity look at smoke rising from burning cars on August 16, 2016 as they hold a postition in an area of central SirteLibya’s unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Sirte, to step up its military assistance, the US Africa Command said Thursday. Fayez al-Sarraj, leader of the Government of National Accord (GNA), made the request during talks Wednesday in Stuttgart with Africom’s commander Thomas Waldhauser and US special envoy for Libya, Jonathan Winer.

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