US Airstrikes Support Govt of National Accord

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 5:

  1. No strikes to report

Aug. 6:

  1. Enemy fighting position
  2. Enemy fighting position
  3. Heavy machine gun
  4. Two enemy fighting positions

Aug. 7:

  1. Enemy fighting position
  2. One resupply truck
  3. One resupply truck
  4. One resupply truck
  5. Two rocket launchers

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 20.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

IL a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and its allies, officials said in the release.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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