AFRICOM concludes Operation Odyssey Lightning

U.S. Africa Command concluded Operation Odyssey Lightning Dec. 19, 2016, following an announcement from the Libyan government of the end of offensive military operations in Sirte.



By U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany Dec 20, 2016
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The United States Africa Command concluded Operation Odyssey Lightning Dec. 19, 2016, 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 495 precision airstrikes against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices, heavy guns, tanks, command and control centers and fighting positions.

The United States remains committed to working with the GNA, the Libyan people and partners in the region to counter the evolving threat of Daesh and other violent extremist organizations.

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