Posts Tagged ‘AFRICOM’

UN mission puts Libya crisis at the top of key issues at Munich Security Conference

  • 17 February 2019 - 19:17
UN mission puts Libya crisis at the top of key issues at Munich Security Conference

The UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé met with German state Secretary Walter Lindner on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. He briefed him on developments in the political situation in Libya, where Salamé...

US Africa Command claims airstrike on AQIM militants in Libya

  • 1 December 2018 - 13:54
US Africa Command claims airstrike on AQIM militants in Libya

  A U.S. airstrike in Libya has killed 11 al-Qaida terrorists, AFRICOM said Friday. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) indicated that the strike Thursday near Al-Uwaynat also destroyed three vehicles of the group al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The military said no civilians were...

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...