"In conjunction with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the US military conducted precision air strikes Wednesday night destroying two ISIL [Daesh] camps 45 kilometers [28 miles] southwest of Sirte," Cook stated.
The operation was approved by the outgoing US President Barack Obama several days ago, CNN reported on the issue.
The military operation was carried out on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, just a day before the end of Obama's time in office.
Libya descended into chaos in 2011, when a NATO-supported insurgency overthrew long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. The war that followed has resulted in a number of militant and tribal groups vying for power, with some observers suggesting that Libya has effectively ceased to be a country.
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