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First US airstrike in Libya kills eight ISIS fighters

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The United States Airstrike has eliminated eight terrorist leaders in Libya.

The strike occurred on Thursday, September 19, thus, the first US airstrike in the Northern African Country in one year.

The US Africa Command confirmed the attack on Friday, saying eight militants died in the airstrike.

Moreover, the airstrike eliminated the terrorist the same day the US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland met with Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar who launched an attack on the capital Tripoli on April 4.

Equally, AFRICOM’s Commander, Gen Stephen Townsend also confirmed the incident.

However, Townsend explained that the strike is to “eliminate terrorist leaders in the vicinity of the town of Murzug.

Noting that the Murzuq is an oasis, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of the capital Tripoli.

Above all, Townsend added that no civilian sustained injury by the airstrike.

Meanwhile, the government of the National Accord and the Hafta-backed Libyan House of Representatives have been engaged in a civil war since 2014.

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