US Forces Continue Targeting Daesh Positions in Libya’s Sirte

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US air forces hit the Daesh's terror group’s fighting position in the city of Sirte in Syria, according to the US Africa Command (AFRICOM).

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A single US airstrike in support of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) hit another Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) terror group’s fighting position in the city of Sirte on Tuesday, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release.

"This [attack] brings the total number of airstrikes [conducted as a part of] of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 147," the release stated on Wednesday.

Smoke rises during a battle between Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government and Islamic State fighters in neighborhood Number Two in Sirte, Libya August 16, 2016 - Sputnik International
US Airstrikes Hit 3 Daesh Fighting Positions Near Libya’s Sirte
AFRICOM explained the airstrikes will help deny the Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and its allies.

The Daesh, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, gained a foothold in Libya in the turmoil following the 2011 ousting of the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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