The Royal Air Force (RAF) is reportedly already flying missions over Libya even prior to any invitation from the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), whose term has not even started.
|Before the term of the GNA begins it has to gain a vote of confidence from the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk. The last proposed government was rejected as being too large. The HoR gave the GNA 10 days to come up with a new list but that deadline has passed. The deadline now is February 14.|
Groups of Islamic State fighters are quitting their bases in Libya fearing Western air strikes and heading south, posing a new threat to countries in Africa's Sahel region including Niger and Chad, officials and intelligence sources said.The west may concentrate on trying to retake Sirte and the adjacent areas while most Islamic State fighters may be already spread out thinly throughout Niger, Chad, and elsewhere creating havoc.
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