Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south to target terrorist networks,The Times newspaper reported Friday.

The U.K. daily quoted Olivier Guitta, director of research at the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based think-tank, as saying the Special Forces’ objective was al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim).

Guitta said Western states were inclined more than ever to intervene in the North African state. […]