Military Operations in Africa

General David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, briefed reporters and responded to questions on military operations in Africa.… read more

General David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, briefed reporters and responded to questions on military operations in Africa. General Rodriguez said that the number of ISIL* fighters in Libya had doubled over the last 12 to 18 months and estimated between 6,000 and 8,000 ISIL fighters were on the ground there. He said the number one priority was going after targets that posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests and personnel.

Due to audio difficulties, the briefing begins approximately 90 seconds in progress.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. close

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Program ID:
407803-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 07, 2016 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Apr 10, 2016 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 07, 2016 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 10, 2016 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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