U.S. airstrike kills 11 in southern Libya: statement

Dhaka, Wednesday   22 May 2019

Middle East Crisis

U.S. airstrike kills 11 in southern Libya: statement

 International Desk

 Published: 01:42 PM, 1 December 2018   Updated: 01:42 PM, 1 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Friday claimed responsibility for an airstrike on the previous day, saying that 11 terrorists were killed in the operation.

“In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision air strike near Al Uwaynat, Libya,” AFRICOM said in a statement.

The statement said that 11 al-Qaida members were killed and three vehicles were destroyed.

The statement said that no civilians were injured or killed.

“AFRICOM will use precision strikes to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya. We will keep pressure on their network, and they remain vulnerable wherever they are,” said U.S. Marine Corps Major General Gregg P. Olson, director of the AFRICOM operations.

Local media reported on Thursday that an unidentified warplane killed several militants near the southern Libyan city of Ghat.

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