The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Friday said it carried out an airstrike that killed Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Libya, in coordination with the UN-backed government, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
"In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in southwest Libya on Sept. 26, 2019," AFRICOM said in a statement.
The statement assessed that 17 terrorists were killed in the airstrike, causing no civilians casualties.
"This ongoing campaign against ISIS-Libya demonstrates that U.S. 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.