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US prepares ground for Libya attack
PTI
Washington, October 03, 2012
First Published: 23:19 IST(3/10/2012)
Last Updated: 23:20 IST(3/10/2012)

The US defence and intelligence agencies are preparing the groundwork for operations to kill or capture militants responsible for the attack on its mission in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi resulting in death of four Americans including its ambassador.

Such an attack is subject to approval by President Barack Obama and would be taken only in consultation with the Libyan government, multiple media reports said Wednesday, adding that the potential attacks might include drone attacks or the one like that killed Osama bin Laden.

“The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is compiling so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects,” the officials said.

“Working with the Pentagon and the CIA, the command is preparing the dossiers as the first step in anticipation of possible orders from President Obama to take action against those determined to have played a role in the attack on its diplomatic mission in Benghazi,” The New York Times reported.


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