US Conducts Precision Airstrike in Libya

A U.S. airstrike in Libya has killed 11 al-Qaida terrorists, the military said Friday.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the strike Thursday near al-Uwaynat also destroyed three vehicles of the group al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

The military said no civilians were killed or injured.

“AFRICOM will use precision strikes to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya and they remain vulnerable wherever they are,” U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg P. Olson, AFRICOM’s director of operations, said in a press release.

This is the third U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The last counter-AQIM strike killed one terrorist in June.

Source: Voice of America

   

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