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US pulls Troops from Libya amid Fighting

Due to increased unrest in Libya, a contingent of U.S. forces supporting U.S. Africa Command temporarily relocated from the country in response to security conditions on the ground. U.S. Africa Command’s mission in Libya involves military support to diplomatic missions, counter-terrorism activities, enhancing partnerships, and improving security across the region. U.S. Africa Command remains committed […]

US Conducts Precision Airstrike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat, Libya, November 29, 2018, killing eleven (11) al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists […]

US Officials meet with Prime Minister al-Sarraj

Chargé d’Affaires Blome and General Waldhauser’s meeting with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj US Chargé d’Affaires Donald Blome and AFRICOM Commander General Thomas Waldhauser have met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the security situation in Tripoli and U.S.-Libya cooperation. The United States expressed its continued support to efforts to achieve lasting stability in […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018. AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), US forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four ISIS-Libya militants. At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike. In a statement, the US Africa Command said: “The United States will not relent in its […]

US, Libyan Officials Meet in Tripoli

From Stephanie Williams, US Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim: Today, my colleague AFRICOM Commander General Tom Waldhauser and I met with Prime Minister al-Sarraj and we reiterated our shared vision for a stable, democratic and unified Libya able to deliver prosperity for the Libyan people. As our presence in Tripoli today testifies, the U.S.-Libya partnership is […]

Airstrike Kills 2 Militants

By John Lee. The U.S. military’s Africa Command (Africom) has reportedly launched an airstrike near the town of Ubari on Saturday, killing two militants. No civilians were reported to have been killed in the offensive, which was part of efforts to “disrupt and destroy terrorist organizations.” The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS ISIL, Daesh) was driven […]

US Conducts Precision Strikes in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at approximately 2:50 p.m. local time, killing several ISIS militants. The strike occurred approximately 100 miles southeast of Sirte. ISIS and al-Qaeda have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Libya […]