US Carries Out More than 140 Strikes on IS in Libya in Six Weeks
An article in the Telegraph states that the US has recently carried out more than 140 strikes on IS in Libya.
Jets, attack helicopters and drones have hit tanks, trenches, armed pick-up trucks, supply vehicles and fighting positions in the blitz to oust militants from their coastal stronghold of Sirte.
US forces have carried out 143 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Sirte at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord, according to Pentagon figures.
Swathes of the Libyan coast around Sirte were seized by militants loyal to Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil), last year. Western officials were concerned the enclave in the chaotic north African country could become a bolthole for Isil extremists dislodged from Iraq and Syria
Ash Carter, US defence secretary, has said that American military assistance to the GNA would continue after Islamic State was pushed out of Sirte.
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