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US airstrikes against Islamist extremists in eastern Libya could „trigger a humanitarian crisis that could turn into a humanitarian disaster,“ experts warn, as the US ramps up military action.
In addition, the conflict could fuel terrorism in the region, with fighters, weapons and financing flowing directly into ISIS hands, as well as potential terrorists among them, says Chris Woods, the military and foreign policy analyst at the London-based Institute for the Study of War.
As US support for the Libyan army ebbs, so also will the US attack on Libya, the analyst warns. It is „a trap designed to make our intervention in that country impossible.“
Woods told Fox News that the war has already had „serious ripple effects all over the country.“ The US, it is likely, will only escalate it further by „using more of these military assets.“
As the conflict continues, and the Obama administration begin김천출장안마s to draw down its forces, the US military should begin preparing an „aggressive, broad-based attack to take on ISIS and other jihadists who could become a new breed in the region’s conflict,“ Woods says.
In August, as US military action was on the cards against ISIS militants in the wake of the Paris attacks영천안마, Woods told the Washington Post, a decision by then-Secretary of State John Kerry, „took the wind out of the sails of our plan to crush ISIS, for example, by creating an al-Qaeda-like force that we would train with – and then later to fight against – in areas we didn’t like.“
The White House and Pentagon officials have yet to elaborate on what plans they are considering to take on the Islamic State, a group the former head of the CIA said has been given greater than 20,000 „combat-ready“ American troops around the world.
ISIS is using Libya as a base, and is also seeking to establish sleeper cells there.
„The Islamic State is going to get stronger [in] Libya, even though it is now backed by the U.S. 포커 룰military, because ISIS is in an almost impossible position in Libya, especially now with some kind of counter-resistance campaign going on,“ Woods said. „So we need to do a lot of things to really disrupt the capacity of ISIS as they are able to establish themselves there, to take back control of that country, to make sure we can fight back, to make sure [that] it’s as safe for its fighters as possible, including b