Posts Tagged ‘AFRICOM’

US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

  • 28 August 2018 - 21:34
US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

A US airstrike killed a suspected ISIS militant in Libya on Tuesday, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. AFRICOM said in a statement that the airstrike on the northwestern town of Bani Walid was carried out in coordination with the UN-backed government based in Tripoli. AFRICOM did not...

US AFRICOM: We conducted precision strike killing 4 ISIS militants in Libya

  • 7 June 2018 - 14:55
US AFRICOM: We conducted precision strike killing 4 ISIS militants in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four SIS-Libya militants. US AFRICOM said in a statement that no civilians were killed in the strike. "The United States will not...

US Africom confirms targeting Libya’s southern Ubari city

  • 25 March 2018 - 17:01
US Africom confirms targeting Libya’s southern Ubari city

US forces said they had killed "two terrorists" in an air strike in south-western Libya as part of efforts to deny militants a safe haven in the country's vast desert. The strike on Saturday hit on the outskirts of the city of Ubari and was carried out in coordination with the internationally...

NYT: US carried out more airstrikes on IS in Libya than it publicly announced

  • 10 March 2018 - 16:23
NYT: US carried out more airstrikes on IS in Libya than it publicly announced

The United States military has carried out twice as many airstrikes against IS (ISIS/ISIL) militants in Libya since President Donald Trump took office as it has publicly acknowledged, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The NYT added that such a revelation raises questions about whether the...

IS to attack Libya oil crescent region, AFRICOM spokeswomansays

  • 3 January 2018 - 18:08
IS to attack Libya oil crescent region, AFRICOM spokeswomansays

Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s so-called Oil Crescent, where its export terminals and many fields are located, a senior official from the U.S. Africa Command told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. The daily quoted AFRICOM spokeswoman Robyn Mack as saying, “At the...

AFRICOM chief says US concerned over Russian meddling in Libya

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:33
AFRICOM chief says US concerned over Russian meddling in Libya

The head of U.S. Africa Command, Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, raised the alarm Thursday about Russian interference in Libya during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, according to Military Times. “It is very concerning, senator," Waldhauser said in response to Arizona Sen. John McCain's...