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U.S. Airstrikes Kill 80 ISIL Fighters in Libya

The overnight U.S. precision airstrikes on two Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant training camps near Sirte, Libya, are estimated to have killed more than 80 enemy fighters, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. On the eve of leaving his position as defense secretary, Carter told reporters at the Pentagon the airstrikes were vital in […]

AFRICOM concludes Operation Odyssey Lightning

The United States Africa Command concluded Operation Odyssey Lightning Dec. 19, following an announcement from the Libyan government of the end of offensive military operations in Sirte. In partnership with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the operation succeeded in its core objective of enabling GNA-aligned forces to drive Daesh out of Sirte by conducting […]

Liberation of Sirte Highlights Latest Counter-ISIL Efforts

A campaign by the Government of National Accord in Libya has liberated the city of Sirte, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had sought to establish a stronghold in North Africa, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today. “This was a tough fight, and we congratulate the GNA-aligned forces for their courage […]

More Airstrikes Against IS in Sirte

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 target was struck by U.S. forces: Dec. 2: Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting […]

455 Airstrikes on Libya since 1st Aug

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 target was struck by U.S. forces: Nov. 25: Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting positions Two enemy fighting […]

More Airstrikes Against IS in Sirte

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 target was struck by U.S. forces: Nov. 18: One enemy fighting position Nov. 19: One enemy fighting position One enemy fighting position One […]

14 Airstrikes Against IS in Sirte on Monday

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 target was struck by U.S. forces: Oct. 31: Five enemy fighting positions Four enemy fighting positions One enemy fighting position One vehicle-borne improvised […]

US Navy ships begin relief in place

As part of normal U.S. Navy and Marine Corps operations to maintain a continued naval presence around the globe, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) (pictured) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) recently began a planned relief in place in the Mediterranean Sea. USS San Antonio, a part […]