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    US Africa Command said that US forces conducted one airstrike against Daesh positions near the Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, striking two enemy fighting positions.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US forces conducted one airstrike against Daesh positions near the Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, striking two enemy fighting positions, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release.

    "This…brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug.1, to 325," the release stated on Tuesday.

    Africa Command said the airstrikes, conducted in support of Libya's Government of National Accord, will help deny the Islamic State a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States.

    The Islamic State gained a foothold in Libya in the turmoil following the 2011 ouster of the country’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and other countries.

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