Anonymous officials tell the Los Angeles Times that “The CIA has been on the ground in rebel-held areas of Libya since shortly after the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated.” Those agents are reportedly offering “nonlethal assistance” to the rebels and getting to know them.
Los Angeles Times:
The CIA has been on the ground in rebel-held areas of Libya since shortly after the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated, U.S. officials say. Agency officers are meeting with rebels in an effort to learn more about them, and in some cases providing them with non-lethal assistance. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the matter.
On Monday, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough told a group of journalists at the White House that “we’re looking at … specific non-lethal assistance of the sort that they might find useful.”