In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m. local time, killing several ISIS militants.
The strike occurred approximately 100 miles southeast of Sirte.
ISIS and al-Qaeda have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring, and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters; and raising and moving funds to support their operations.
Prime Minister Sarraj, the GNA, and their aligned forces have been stalwart and valued partners against terrorism. The United States stands by our Libyan counterparts and supports their efforts to counter terror threats and defeat ISIS in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven.
The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.