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US hits IS militants’ strongholds in Libya from the air

WASHINGTON, American forces have carried out an air strike targeting strongolds of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya.

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, September 19, 2019,” the military said in a statement on Friday.

“U.S. Africa Command conducted this airstrike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity,” said Gen. Stephen Townsend, U.S. Africa Command commander.

“We will not allow them to use the current conflict in Libya as protection. Together with our Libyan partners, we will continue to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya.” 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 eight (8) terrorists.

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

Source: Kuwait News Agency