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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 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 […]

Top Islamist Killed in US Airstrike

A statement from Libya’s internationally-recognised government has said that a top Islamist militant has been killed in a US air strike in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. BBC News reports that Mokhtar Belmokhtar ordered the deadly attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria two years ago, in which 40 people were killed. He was […]

Islamic State Expands in Libya

By FC, translated for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Islamic State (IS) has threatened the Maghreb repeatedly, especially after many members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) affiliated themselves with the terrorist group. The recent events in Libya, particularly […]