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United States airstrike kills 17 Islamic State (IS)militants

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Tripoli: The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said it carried out an airstrike that killed Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Libya, in coordination with the UN-backed government. “In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, US Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in southwest Libya on Sept. 26, 2019,” AFRICOM said in a statement on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.  The statement assessed that 17 terrorists were killed in the airstrike, causing no civilians casualties. “This ongoing campaign against ISIS-Libya demonstrates that US Africa Command persistently targets terrorist networks that seek to harm innocent Libyans,” said AFRICOM’s Director of Intelligence Heidi Berg. “We will continue to pursue ISIS-Libya and other terrorists in the region, denying them safe haven to coordinate and plan operations in Libya,” Berg added. (IANS)

 

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