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Sources: US weapons stolen in Libya raids, fueling Special Forces pull-out : Against The Wall with JJink

Sources: US weapons stolen in Libya raids, fueling Special Forces pull-out

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under General News

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By Adam Housley

Highly sensitive U.S. military equipment stored in Libya was stolen over the  summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations, State  Department sources told Fox News — in raids that contributed to the decision to  pull Special Forces personnel from the country.

The stolen equipment had been used by U.S. Special Forces stationed in the  country. Lost in the raids in late July and early August were dozens of M4  rifles, night-vision technology and lasers used as aiming devices that are  mounted on guns and can only be seen with night-vision equipment.

“This stuff is how we win wars. The enemy doesn’t have that,” one source  said.

The overnight raids happened at a military training camp run by American  Special Forces on the outskirts of Tripoli, in the weeks before the team was  pulled from the country in August.

That U.S. team was funded by the Department of Defense Section 1208, which  provides support to assist and stand up foreign counterterrorism forces in other  countries. And in the case of Libya, the trainers were also tasked with hunting  down the Benghazi attack suspects that killed four Americans one year ago. As Fox News previously reported, members of that team are  leaving Libya

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/11/us-military-weapons-equipment-stolen-in-libya-raids/#ixzz2elkKYJP4

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