Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

The Arab World | 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.
AP
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'      Saudi Justice Minister says Khashoggi case happened on territory under Saudi sovereignty and will reach courts when all requirements are complete      Next IMF loan will be 'the last': Pakistan finance minister      Over half a million people and dogs protest in London to demand People's Vote on Brexit      US-backed offensive kills 35 IS fighters: monitor      Russia to station S-300 missile system near T-4 Airbase in warning signal to Israel      Saudi admission over critic's killing shields crown prince      UK considering 'next steps' over Khashoggi's killing