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 killed or injured.
“AFRICOM will use precision strikes to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya … and they remain vulnerable wherever they are,” U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg P. Olson, AFRICOM’s director of operations, said in a press release.
This is the third U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The last counter-AQIM strike killed one terrorist in June.
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