On August 1, the United States began the aerial campaign against Daesh at the request of and in coordination with the GNA.
US forces have conducted a total of 29 airstrikes in support of the campaign, called Operation Odyssey Lightning, AFRICOM noted.
The airstrikes will allow the GNA to make a strategic advance against the terror group’s positions in Sirte, according to the US Defense Department.
Daesh gained a presence in Libya in the turmoil following the 2011 overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi. Libya has been mired in a civil war since 2014.