Ordnance being loaded onto a US Marine Harrier prior to an attack on ISIL's Sirte base, August 2nd 2016 (USMC/ Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)

Libya: international airstrikes and alleged civilian casualties

Below are all known published US military reports relating to the air war against so called Islamic State or Daesh in Libya. Operation Odyssey Lightning began on August 1st 2016. A small number of admitted US strikes against ISIL also preceded the campaign.

In addition a number of airstrikes by unknown parties – possibly international – continue to target ISIL and other parties in Libya. These incidents, when known, will be logged below the official US reports.

We have also included relevant video and photo releases, as well as cross-indicating where any known alleged civilian or ‘friendly fire’ casualties have been reported.

Operation Odyssey Lightning
US-only conventional strikes beginning August 1st 2016, at the invitation of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord

August 1st 2016
Location: Tripoli
Number of strikes: 5 (1-5)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

Aug.1:

–        one T-72 tank
–        two military support vehicles
–        an enemy fighting position
–        one T-55 tank
–        two pieces of heavy engineering equipment

Pentagon press spokesman Pete Cook briefs reporters on first strikes

 

August 2nd 2016
Location
: Tripoli
Number of strikes: 3 (6-8)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

Aug. 2:

–        one rocket launcher
–        one piece of heavy engineering equipment (excavator)
–        one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle

Marines from 22nd US Marine Expeditionary Unit load ordnance on an AV-8B Harrier II on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on Aug. 2nd 2016 (USMC/ Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)
Marines from 22nd US Marine Expeditionary Unit load ordnance on to an AV-8B Harrier II on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on Aug. 2nd 2016 (USMC/ Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)

 

August 3rd 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (9)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 3rd: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 3

–        one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle

These air strikes bring the total number of air strikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 to nine. Link to video of the first strike can be viewed or downloaded at the following link: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/477980/us-precision-strike-against-isil-tank-sirte-libya

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

 

August 4th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 2 (10-11)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 4th: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 4:

–          ISIL resupply truck
–          ISIL logistics truck

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 11.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

Watch and download video of an AV-8B Harrier take off from the USS Wasp during its support of Operation Odyssey Lightning here https://www.dvidshub.net/video/478202/uss-wasp-supports-operation-odyssey-lightning.

 

August 5th and 6th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 4 (12-15)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 5th-6th 2016: U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Aug. 5-7: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 5:

  1. No strikes to report

Aug. 6:

  1. Enemy fighting position
  2. Enemy fighting position
  3. Heavy machine gun
  4. Two enemy fighting positions”

August 7th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 5 (16-20)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 7th 2016: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 7:

  1. Enemy fighting position
  2. One resupply truck
  3. One resupply truck
  4. One resupply truck
  5. Two rocket launchers

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 20.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

 

August 8th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 8 (21-28)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 8th 2016: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 8:

  1. Multiple enemy fighting positions
  2. Five enemy fighting positions
  3. Enemy fighting position
  4. Enemy fighting position
  5. One truck
  6. Three enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. Enemy fighting position

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 28. The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

Watch and download video of Marines loading ordnance on a AV-8B Harrier aboard the USS Wasp in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/478611/us-marines-load-munitions-support-operation-odyssey-lightning.”

August 9th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (29)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“August 9th 2016: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 9:

  1. One pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 29.”

 

August 10th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 7 (30-36)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

August 10th 2016: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 10:

  1. One truck with mounted heavy artillery
  2. One truck with mounted heavy artillery
  3. One Daesh supply truck
  4. Four enemy fighting positions
  5. Six enemy fighting positions
  6. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  7. One Daesh supply truck

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 36.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

View and download precision strike video of known Daesh target here:  https://www.dvidshub.net/video/478929/us-precision-strike-against-daesh-vehicle-sirte-libya. ”

 

August 11th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 5 (37-41)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“August 11th 2016: At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 11:

  1. One Daesh vehicle
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One Daesh supply vehicle
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. Three enemy fighting positions

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 41.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

160811-N-VK310-050 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 11, 2016) A Sailor watches an AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 11, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
A sailor on the USS Wasp watches an AV-8B Harrier take off as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning, August 11th 2016 (US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina)

 

August 12th – 14th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 5 (42-46)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 12:

No strikes to report

Aug. 13

  1. One Daesh vehicle

Aug. 14

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 46.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of USS Wasp (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of USS Wasp (US Navy)

August 15th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 2 (47-48)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 15:

  1. One Daesh vehicle
  2. Four enemy fighting positions

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 48.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

 

August 16th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 9 (49-57)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 16:

  1. Seven enemy fighting positions
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle
  6. Eleven enemy fighting positions
  7. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  8. One command and control vehicle
  9. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 57.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

 

August 17th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 5 (58-62)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 17:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Five enemy fighting positions
  3. Five enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 62.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

160817-N-PS473-046 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2016) An AV-8B Harrier with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 17, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst/Released)
An AV-8B Harrier with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp August 17,2016.  (US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst)

 

August 18th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (63-65)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 18:

  1. One Daesh supply truck
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. Three enemy fighting positions

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 65.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (US Navy)

 

August 19th-21st 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 9 (66-74)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

“At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 19:

  1. One Daesh supply truck
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. One Daesh supply truck

Aug. 20:

  1. Ten enemy fighting positions
  2. Five enemy fighting positions

Aug. 21:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 74.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya. These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”

 

August 22nd 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (75-77)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 22:

  1. One Daesh supply truck
  2. Nine enemy fighting positions
  3. One enemy fighting position

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 77.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

August 23rd 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (78)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 23:

1. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lighting, which began Aug. 1, to 78.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

August 24th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 4 (79-82)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 24:

  1. Four enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

These airstrikes bring the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 82.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

160824-N-VK310-041 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 24, 2016) An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 24, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp Aug. 24, 2016 (US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina)

 

August 26th – 28th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 10 (83-92)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 26:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions

Aug. 27

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One Improvised Explosive Device

Aug. 28

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 92.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

A Harrier aboard the USSWasp as part of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting strikes against Daesh in Sirte, Libya
A Harrier aboard the USSWasp as part of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting strikes against Daesh in Sirte, Libya

August 29th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 7 (93-99)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug. 29:

  1. Seven enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  7. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 99.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

August 30th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 5 (100-104)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug 30:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 104.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

August 31st 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 4 (105-108)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Aug 31:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Weapons Cache
  4. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 108.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.

 

September 1st 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 2 (109-110)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 1:

  1. Eight enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 110.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies’

 

September 2nd- September 5th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 15 (111-125)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 2:

  1. One enemy fighting position

Sept. 3:

  1. Five enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position

Sept. 4:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position

Sept. 5

  1. Enemy fighting position
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting positions
    This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 125.The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp (US Navy)

 

September 6th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (126-128)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 6

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 6:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 128.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 7th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 2 (129-130)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 7

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 7:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position and Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 130.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

September 8th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (131-133)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 8

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 8:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 133.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 9th-11th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 10 (134-143)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 9 to 11

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 9:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One resupply position
  3. One enemy fighting position

Sept. 10

  1. Seven enemy fighting positions
  2. One supply vehicle
  3. Two enemy fighting positions

Sept. 11

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Three enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 143.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

Marines transport AGM-114 Hellfire missiles across the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (US Navy)
Marines transport AGM-114 Hellfire missiles across the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (US Navy)

September 12th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (144-146)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 12

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 12:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. One Daesh vehicle
  3. One supply vehicle

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 146.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 13th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (147-147)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 13

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 13:

  1. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 147.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 14th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (148-150)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 14

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 14:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Five enemy fighting positions
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 150.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 15th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (151-151)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 15

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 15:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 151.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

September 16-18th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 1 (152-155)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 16 to 18

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 16: No strikes to report

Sept. 17: No strikes to report

Sept. 18:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. Five enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 155.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, Sept. 17, 2016. (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, Sept. 17, 2016. (US Navy)

September 20th 2016
Location
: Sirte
Number of strikes: 3 (156-158)
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From AFRICOM:
U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 20

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 20:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Three enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 158.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 21st 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (159-161)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 21

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 21:

  1. One truck with mounted heavy artillery
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 161.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

Sailors maneuver an AV-8B Harrier on the flight deck of USS Wasp, Sept 21st (US Navy)
Sailors maneuver an AV-8B Harrier on the flight deck of USS Wasp, Sept 21st (US Navy)

September 22nd 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
8 (162-169)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 22

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 22:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. One enemy fighting position
  8. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 169.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from USS Wasp, Sept 22nd (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from USS Wasp, Sept 22nd (US Navy)

September 23rd-25th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (170-175)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 23 to 25

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 23:

  1. Enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One Daesh resupply point

Sept. 24:

  1. One Daesh resupply point

Sept. 25: No strikes to report.

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 175.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

Ordnance is loaded onto an AV-8B Harrier aboard USS Wasp (US Navy)
Ordnance is loaded onto an AV-8B Harrier aboard USS Wasp, Sept 24th (US Navy)

September 28th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
1 (176)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 28

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 28:

  1. One Daesh resupply point

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 176.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

September 29th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
1 (177)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 29

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 29:

  1. One truck with mounted heavy artillery

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 177.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

September 30th – October 2nd 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
24 (178-201)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Sept. 30:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device facility
  3. Seven enemy fighting positions

Oct. 1:

  1. Six enemy fighting positions

Oct. 2:

  1. Command and control facility
  2. Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device facility
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. Four enemy fighting positions
  6. Nine enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. 15 enemy fighting positions
  9. 10 enemy fighting positions
  10. One enemy fighting position
  11. Six enemy fighting positions and one supply location
  12. Three enemy fighting positions
  13. Three enemy fighting positions
  14. Two enemy fighting positions
  15. Six enemy fighting positions
  16. Four enemy fighting positions
  17. Two enemy fighting positions
  18. Two enemy fighting positions
  19. Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device facility
  20. Daesh operations facility

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 201.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 3rd 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (202-205)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Oct. 3

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 3:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Nine enemy fighting positions
  3. Four enemy fighting positions
  4. 11 enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 205.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

Maintenance is performed on an AH-1W Super Cobra, Oct 3rd (US Navy)
Maintenance is performed on an AH-1W Super Cobra, Oct 3rd (US Navy)


October 4th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (205-208)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 4:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 208.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp, Oct 4th (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier takes off from the flight deck of USS Wasp, Oct 4th (US Navy)

October 5th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
2 (209-210)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 5:

  1. Seven enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 210.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

Sailors move GBU-54 laser joint direct attack munition bombs onto an elevator aboard USS Wasp, Oct 6th (US Navy)
Sailors move GBU-54 laser joint direct attack munition bombs onto an elevator aboard USS Wasp, Oct 6th (US Navy)

October 7th-10th 2016
Location:
Sirte
Number of strikes:
51 (211-261)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 7:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Daesh resupply point
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. Four enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. Six enemy fighting positions
  10. One enemy fighting position

Oct. 8:

  1. Eight enemy fighting positions
  2. Eight enemy fighting positions
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. Five enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. Four enemy fighting positions
  8. One enemy fighting position
  9. One enemy fighting position
  10. Eight enemy fighting positions
  11. Three enemy fighting positions
  12. Nine enemy fighting positions
  13. Five enemy fighting positions
  14. One command and control facility and resupply point
  15. Four enemy fighting positions
  16. Nine enemy fighting positions

Oct. 9:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. Three enemy fighting positions
  8. Three enemy fighting positions
  9. Two enemy fighting positions
  10. One enemy fighting position
  11. Two enemy fighting positions
  12. Six enemy fighting positions
  13. Two enemy fighting positions
  14. Two enemy fighting positions
  15. Four enemy fighting positions
  16. Two enemy fighting positions
  17. One enemy fighting position
  18. Four enemy fighting positions
  19. Two enemy fighting positions
  20. Three enemy fighting positions
  21. Five enemy fighting positions

Oct. 10:

  1. Five enemy fighting positions
  2. Ten enemy fighting positions
  3. Four enemy fighting positions
  4. Four enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 261.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 11th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
 9 (262-270)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 11:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. Eight enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 270.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 12th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
10 (271-280)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 12:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  5. Four enemy fighting positions
  6. Six enemy fighting positions
  7. Four enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. One enemy fighting position
  10. Three enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 280.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

An AV-8B Harrier performs a vertical take off from USS Wasp, Oct 12th (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier performs a vertical take off from USS Wasp, Oct 12th (US Navy)

October 13th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
8 (281-288)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 13:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. Three enemy fighting positions
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. Three enemy fighting positions
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 288.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 14th – 16th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
36 (289-324)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 14:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Eight enemy fighting positions
  6. Four enemy fighting positions
  7. Three enemy fighting positions
  8. Four enemy fighting positions
  9. Three enemy fighting positions
  10. One enemy fighting position
  11. Three enemy fighting positions
  12. Two enemy fighting positions
  13. Two enemy fighting positions
  14. Three enemy fighting positions
  15. One enemy fighting position
  16. Two enemy fighting positions
  17. Four enemy fighting positions
  18. Two enemy fighting positions and one command and control facility
  19. Two enemy fighting positions
  20. One enemy fighting position
  21. Two enemy fighting positions
  22. One enemy fighting position
  23. One enemy fighting position
  24. Six enemy fighting positions

Oct. 15:

  1. Seven enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. Six enemy fighting positions
  5. One enemy fighting position

Oct. 16:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. Six enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position
  7. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 324.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

An AV-8B Harrier II takes off from USS Wasp, Oct 14th (US Navy)
An AV-8B Harrier II takes off from USS Wasp, Oct 14th (US Navy)

October 17th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
1 (325)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 17:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 325.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 18th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (326-330)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 18:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Three enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 330.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

Press release from AFRICOM on Oct 21st:

‘MEDITERRANEAN SEA – As part of normal U.S. Navy and Marine Corps operations to maintain a continued naval presence around the globe, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) recently began a planned relief in place in the Mediterranean Sea.

USS San Antonio, a part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), is now on station to support Operation Odyssey Lightning off the northern coast of Libya.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) is the first ship of the San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship (LPD). Her Sailors and Marines will continue the mission of providing support to Government of National Accord-aligned forces fighting to retake Sirte from the grasp of Daesh while maintaining all organic capabilities of the LPD-class ship.

Since Aug. 1, the combined campaign has leveraged GNA ground movements with U.S. air power to apply pressure throughout the offensive against Daesh. The airstrikes have significantly reduced Daesh’s ability to utilize heavy weapons and enemy fighting positions, as well as having reduced the number of vehicle-born improvised explosive devices intended for attacks on GNA-aligned forces.

At the request of the GNA, U.S. assets will continue to provide precision airstrikes to the GNA-aligned forces as they maneuver through difficult urban terrain to take over structures inhabited by Daesh and used to launch attacks on friendly forces.’

 

October 21st-23rd 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
7 (331-337)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 21:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One Daesh vehicle
  4. One Daesh vehicle

Oct. 22:

  1. One enemy fighting position

Oct. 23:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 337.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

October 24th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
4 (338-341)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 24:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 341.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 25th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (342- 346)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 25:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  4. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  5. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 346.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October 26th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (347- 351)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 26:

  1. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  2. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  3. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  4. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
  5. One Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 351.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

October 27th – 31st 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (352- 356)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

There were no strikes from the period of Oct. 27-30.

Oct. 31:

  1. Five enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. One enemy fighting position

Information is still being compiled for Oct. 31 and complete numbers will be provided tomorrow, as per our usual news release schedule.

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 356.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

October  31st 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
11* (357- 367)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Oct. 31:
1. Five enemy fighting positions
2. Four enemy fighting positions
3. One enemy fighting position
4. One vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
5. Two enemy fighting positions
6. Five enemy fighting positions
7. Two enemy fighting positions
8. Two enemy fighting positions
9. One armament storage facility
10. Four enemy fighting positions
11. Three enemy fighting positions
12. One vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
13. One command and control facility
14. One command and control facility

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 367.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

3 airstrikes from Oct 31st were previously reported in Oct 27th – 31st release

 

November 8th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
1 (368)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 8:
1. Nine enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 368.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies. ‘

161108-N-DQ840-078 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 8, 2016) An AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to take off for an air strike during flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). The 22nd MEU, embarked on San Antonio, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Austin/Released)
An AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepares to take off for an air strike on Sirte, November 8th 2016 (US Navy/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Austin)

November 10th – 15th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
23 (369-391)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 10:

1. Two enemy fighting positions
2. One vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
3. Two enemy fighting positions
4. Two enemy fighting positions
5. Two enemy fighting positions
6. Three enemy fighting positions
7. Three enemy fighting positions

Nov. 11:

1. One vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
2. One vehicle-borne improvised explosive device

Nov. 12:

1. Two enemy fighting positions
2. Two enemy fighting positions
3. One enemy fighting position
4. Five enemy fighting positions
5. Four enemy fighting positions

Nov. 13:

1. Two enemy fighting positions
2. Four enemy fighting positions
3. Three enemy fighting positions
4. Two enemy fighting positions
5. Two enemy fighting positions
6. Two enemy fighting positions
7. Two enemy fighting positions

Nov. 15:

1. Two enemy fighting positions
2. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 391.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies

November 18th – 19th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
7 (392-398)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA: Nov. 18-19

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 18:

  1. One enemy fighting position

Nov. 19:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position
  4. One enemy fighting position
  5. One enemy fighting position
  6. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 398.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

November 21st 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
13 (399-411)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 21:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Four enemy fighting positions
  4. Four enemy fighting positions
  5. Five enemy fighting positions
  6. Nine enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. Four enemy fighting positions
  10. Two enemy fighting positions
  11. Nine enemy fighting positions
  12. Three enemy fighting positions
  13. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 411.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

November 22nd 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
9-1 * (412-419)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 22:

  1. Six enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. Three enemy fighting positions
  5. Five enemy fighting positions
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 420.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

* See November 22nd – 24th release (below) for amended number of strikes on November 22nd.

November 22nd – 24th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
9 (420-430)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 22:

  1. Six enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. Three enemy fighting positions
  5. Five enemy fighting positions
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions

[Correction to report data released Nov. 23.]

Nov. 23:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Four enemy fighting positions

Nov. 24:

  1. Four enemy fighting positions
  2. Four enemy fighting positions
  3. Four enemy fighting positions
  4. Four enemy fighting positions
  5. Four enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 430.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

November 25th- 27th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
25 (431-455)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 25:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions

Nov. 26:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Four enemy fighting positions
  7. Four enemy fighting positions
  8. Three enemy fighting positions
  9. Three enemy fighting positions
  10. Three enemy fighting positions
  11. Two enemy fighting positions

Nov. 27:

  1. Six enemy fighting positions
  2. Five enemy fighting positions
  3. Three enemy fighting positions
  4. Three enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Three enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 455.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

November 28th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
5 (456-460)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 28:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. Three enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Four enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 460.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

November 29th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
4 (461-464)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 29:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 464.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

November 30th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (465-467)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Nov. 30:

  1. Five enemy fighting positions
  2. Five enemy fighting positions
  3. Four enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 467.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.’

 

December 1st 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (468-470)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Dec. 1:

  1. One enemy fighting position
  2. One enemy fighting position
  3. One enemy fighting position

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 470.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

 

December 2nd – 4th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
22 (471-492)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Dec. 2:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Four enemy fighting positions
  7. Four enemy fighting positions
  8. Four enemy fighting positions

Dec. 3:

  1. Two enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions
  4. Two enemy fighting positions
  5. Two enemy fighting positions
  6. Two enemy fighting positions
  7. Two enemy fighting positions
  8. Two enemy fighting positions
  9. Two enemy fighting positions
  10. Two enemy fighting positions
  11. Two enemy fighting positions
  12. Two enemy fighting positions
  13. Two enemy fighting positions
  14. 15 enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 492.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

December 5th 2016
Location: Sirte
Number of strikes:
3 (493-495)
Confirmed actor:
 US
Reported civilian casualties:
Unknown

‘At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces:

Dec. 5:

  1. Three enemy fighting positions
  2. Two enemy fighting positions
  3. Two enemy fighting positions

This airstrike brings the total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning, which began Aug. 1, to 495.

The U.S. stands with the international community in supporting the GNA as it strives to restore stability and security to Libya.

These actions, and those we have taken previously, will help deny Daesh a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.’

Update from AFRICOM on December 20th:

‘AFRICOM concludes Operation Odyssey Lightning

The United States Africa Command concluded Operation Odyssey Lightning Dec. 19, following an announcement from the Libyan government of the end of offensive military operations in Sirte.

In partnership with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the operation succeeded in its core objective of enabling GNA-aligned forces to drive Daesh out of Sirte by conducting 495 precision airstrikes against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices, heavy guns, tanks, command and control centers and fighting positions.

The United States remains committed to working with the GNA, the Libyan people and partners in the region to counter the evolving threat of Daesh and other violent extremist organizations.’

January 18th-19th 2017
Location: 45km south west of Sirte
Number of strikes:
 2 or more (496-497)
Confirmed actor:
 US with B-2 bombers and MQ-9 Reapers
Reported civilian casualties
Unknown

‘In conjunction with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes Wednesday night destroying two ISIL camps 45 kilometers southwest of Sirte. The ISIL terrorists targeted included individuals who fled to the remote desert camps from Sirte in order to reorganize, and they posed a security threat to Libya, the region, and U.S. national interests. While we are still evaluating the results of the strikes, the initial assessment indicates they were successful.

This action was authorized by the President as an extension of the successful operation the U.S. military conducted last year to support Libyan forces in freeing Sirte from ISIL control. The United States remains prepared to further support Libyan efforts to counter terrorist threats and to defeat ISIL in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on ISIL and preventing them from establishing safe haven. These strikes will degrade ISIL’s ability to stage attacks against Libyan forces and civilians working to stabilize Sirte, and demonstrate our resolve in countering the threat posed by ISIL to Libya, the United States and our allies.’

 

 

Additional US unilateral strikes against ISIL
The Pentagon declared a small number of unilateral airstrikes against so-called Islamic State between November 2015 and February 2016, which preceded the formal invitation from Libya’s GNA.

November 13th 2016
Location:Derna
Nmber of strikes: 1
Confirmed actor: US
Reported civilian casualties: Unknown

From the Pentagon:

“WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2015 — The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Libya yesterday against an Iraqi national who was a longtime al-Qaida operative and the senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader in Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today.

In a statement, Cook said the strike targeted Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi. Reporting suggests Nabil may have been the spokesman in ISIL’s February Coptic Christian execution video, the press secretary added.

“Nabil’s death will degrade ISIL’s ability to meet the group’s objectives in Libya,” he said, “including recruiting new ISIL members, establishing bases in Libya, and planning external attacks on the United States.”

While this was not the first U.S. strike against terrorists in Libya, this is the first U.S. strike against an ISIL leader in Libya, and it demonstrates that the United States will go after ISIL leaders wherever they operate, Cook said.

The press secretary added that this operation was authorized and initiated before the terrorist attack in Paris took place.”

Additional statement

December 7th 2015: The Department of Defense has confirmed that Abu Nabil, aka Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, an Iraqi national who was a longtime al Qaeda operative and the senior ISIL leader in Libya, is dead as a result of a U.S. military airstrike in Libya undertaken on Nov. 13.

While not the first U.S. strike against terrorists in Libya, this was the first U.S. strike against an ISIL leader in Libya and it demonstrates we will go after ISIL leaders wherever they operate.”

 

February 19th 2016
Location: Near Sabratha, with possible additional location
Number of strikes:
1 or 2
Confirmed actor:
US
Reported killed:
43-49
Reported civilian casualties:
2 or more – Serb diplomatic hostages Sladjana Stanković and Jovica Stepić

From the Pentagon:

Feb 19 2016 – Early this morning the U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an ISIL training camp near Sabratha and Noureddine Chouchane, a.k.a. “Sabir,” a Tunisian national who was an ISIL senior facilitator in Libya associated with the training camp.

In May 2015, Tunisian authorities named Chouchane as a suspect in the March 18, 2015, deadly attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis.  He facilitated the movement of potential ISIL-affiliated foreign fighters from Tunisia to Libya and onward to other countries.

Destruction of the camp and Chouchane’s removal will eliminate an experienced facilitator and is expected to have an immediate impact on ISIL’s ability to facilitate its activities in Libya, including recruiting new ISIL members, establishing bases in Libya, and potentially planning external attacks on U.S. interests in the region.

We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.

This strike demonstrates we will go after ISIL whenever it is necessary, using the full range of tools at our disposal.”

 

Undeclared international airstrikes
Since 2014 a number of undeclared airstrikes – allegedly by international powers – have struck cities and towns throughout Libya. Airwars will shortly publish a list of all known incidents.