:tripolipost: Pentagon Confirms Airstrikes against ISIS in Libya

“Today, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the United States military conducted precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in its primary stronghold in Libya,” Cook said as quoted by Military Times.Pentagon officials said the strikes were conducted by a combination of manned and unmanned aircraft, defense officials said. Sirte had been a target to US airstrikes before.The attack was authorized by President Obama on the recommendation of Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Cook said.Military Times said Cook called the attack “consistent with our approach to combating ISIL by working with capable and motivated local forces. GNA-aligned forces have had success in recapturing territory from ISIL thus far around Sirte, and additional US strikes will continue to target ISIL in Sirte in order to enable the GNA to make a decisive, strategic advance.”

Source – tripolipost.com: Pentagon Confirms Airstrikes against ISIS in Libya

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