American and British secret agents are deployed in Libya to guide the operations 3103111
Defense News - Libya
Thursday, March 31 2011, 08:53 AM
American and British secret agents are deployed in Libya to guide the operations.
The CIA has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military airstrikes and to contact and vet the beleaguered rebels battling Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces, according to American officials.
British Air Force Tornado GR4s already carried out several air strikes on Libya
In addition to the C.I.A. presence, composed of an unknown number of Americans who had worked at the spy agency’s station in Tripoli and others who arrived more recently, current and former British officials said that dozens of British special forces and MI6 intelligence officers are working inside Libya.
The British operatives have been directing airstrikes from British jets and gathering intelligence about the whereabouts of Libyan government tank columns, artillery pieces and missile installations, the officials said.