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U.S. airstrikes support GNA in Libya
U.S. Africa Command press release

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:


  • one T-72 tank
  • two military support vehicles
  • an enemy fighting position
  • one T-55 tank
  • two pieces of heavy engineering equipment

Aug. 2:

  • one rocket launcher
  • one piece of heavy engineering equipment (excavator)
  • one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle

Aug. 3

  • one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle

These air strikes bring the total number of air strikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 to nine.

Link to video of the first strike can be viewed or downloaded at the following link:

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.