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US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

North Africa | 2018-03-25 13:04:00
US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants
The U.S. military says it has launched an airstrike in southwestern Libya, killing two militants.

Africa Command said Saturday's airstrike was conducted near the town of Ubari as part of efforts to "disrupt and destroy terrorist organizations." AFRICOM said no civilians were killed.

Videos and photos circulated online showed shrapnel-riddled cars outside a severely damaged house. The footage, purporting to show the aftermath of the strike, appeared to be authentic.

Islamic extremists expanded their reach in Libya after the 2011 uprising plunged the country into chaos. Daesh (ISIS) was driven from its main stronghold in the country, the coastal city of Sirte, in 2016, but has continued to carry out insurgent-style attacks.

The U.S. military said airstrikes on Libya in September killed 17 Daesh militants.
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