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Russia Appears To Deploy Forces In Egypt, Eyes On Libya Role

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya.

The U.S. and diplomatic officials said any such Russian deployment might be part of a bid to support Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback with an attack on March 3 by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) on oil ports controlled by his forces.

The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States has observed what appeared to be Russian special operations forces and drones at Sidi Barrani, about 60 miles (100 km) from the Egypt-Libya border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More demonization of Russia, I see; notice the weasel wording, and the absolute lack of validation that such a thing had actually happened.

But given its stellar success in driving the jihadis from Syria Russia has had, and the utter chaos in which the US left Libya after having had Qaddafi assassinated, I have to wonder if a Russian military presence in Libya might, possibly, have a calming effect on the country.

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