By Sami Zaptia.
London, 25 September 2019:
The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced today that it killed 11 terrorists yesterday in an airstrike near the south western Libyan town of Murzuq
AFRICOM said that ‘‘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 24, 2019.
“This airstrike was conducted to eliminate ISIS terrorists and deny them the ability to conduct attacks on the Libyan people,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Gayler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “This effort demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and our Libyan partners to deny safe havens to terrorists”
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 eleven (11) terrorists.
Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.’’, concluded the press statement.
It will be recalled that AFRICOM had announced on 20 September that it had killed 8 terrorists near Murzuq in an airstrike conducted the previous day.
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