"These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 41," the release stated on Friday.
The airstrikes hit multiple targets, including terrorists’ vehicles and fighting positions, according to the Africa Command.
On August 1, the United States began a new aerial campaign against the Daesh at the request of and in coordination with the GNA. The campaign will allow the GNA to make a strategic advance against the terror group’s positions in Sirte, according to the Pentagon.
The Islamic State, also known as Daesh and Arabic and outlawed in Russia and many countries around the world, gained a presence in Libya in the turmoil following the 2011 overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi. The country has been mired in a civil war since 2014.