MV-22 ,KC-130J and 500 Marines Stationed on Libya's Malta

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    U.S. MV-22 Osprey and KC-130J
    aircraft based at Sigonella amid escalating crisis in Libya visit Malta



    Last month, the U.S. transferred about 500
    Marines from Moron airbase , Spain to
    Sigonella in Sicily to be ready for rapid
    deployment if any new attacks occurred in
    Libya.



    Few days earlier, 15 people had been killed
    when a car bomb exploded outside a
    hospital in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi,
    where an attack to the U.S. consulate on
    Sept. 11, 2012 killed four people, including
    U.S. Ambassador Stevens.


    In the aftermath of the attack, the U.S.
    moved Special Operations planes ,
    helicopters and refueling aircraft in the
    Mediterranean region, many of those have
    since returned to their homebases.


    The Aviationist » U.S. MV-22 Osprey and KC-130J aircraft based at Sigonella amid escalating crisis in Libya visit Malta
     
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