In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat, Libya, on Nov. 29, 2018, killing eleven (11) al-Qa' ida in the Islamic Maghreb terrorists and destroying three (3) vehicles.
At this time, we assess no civilians were injured or killed in this strike.
“AFRICOM will use precision strikes to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya. We will keep pressure on their network, and they remain vulnerable wherever they are,” said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg P. Olson, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.
This is the third U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The last strike against AQIM occurred on June 13, 2018, resulting in the death of one (1) terrorist.
The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.