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    The US Africa Command stated that it would intensify operations against Daesh terrorist group in Libya.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) will intensify operations against Daesh terrorist group in Libya, AFRICOM spokesman Chuck Prichard told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "As we have said, US personnel have periodically gone in and out of Libya to exchange information to strengthen the fight against ISIL [Daesh] in Libya, and that will intensify under this‎ approach, " Prichard said.

    Two weeks ago the US Department of Defense spokesperson announced that the US military had conducted airstrikes against the Daesh jihadists in Libya at the invitation of the Libyan Government of National Accord.

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