U.S. Africa Command airstrike targets terrorist fighters

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on Sept. 24, 2019.



By U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany Sep 25, 2019
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, on Sept. 24, 2019.

“This airstrike was conducted to eliminate ISIS terrorists and deny them the ability to conduct attacks on the Libyan people,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Gayler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.  “This effort demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and our Libyan partners to deny safe havens to terrorists”

U.S. Africa Command continues to support diplomatic efforts to stabilize the political situation in Libya and disrupt terrorist organizations that threaten regional stability.

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed eleven (11) terrorists.

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.

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