All Belligerents in Libya

An injured boy stands in ruins following fighting. (via Saraya Media Center, linked to the militant Shura Council Benghazi)

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AFRICOM for November 29, 2018
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Al Uwaynat, Libya, November 29, 2018, killing eleven (11) al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists and destroying three (3) vehicles.

At this time, we assess no civilians were injured or killed in this strike.

“AFRICOM will use precision strikes to deny terrorists safe haven in Libya.  We will keep pressure on their network, and they remain vulnerable wherever they are,” said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg P. Olson, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command.

This is the third U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The last strike against AQIM occurred on June 13, 2018, resulting in the death of one (1) terrorist.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.  We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

AFRICOM for August 28, 2018
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on August 28, killing one (1) ISIS-Libya terrorist.

At this time, we assess no civilians were injured or killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on August 28, killing one (1) ISIS-Libya terrorist.

At this time, we assess no civilians were injured or killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

AFRICOM for June 13, 2018
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018.

AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was to disrupt AQIM and deny freedom of action.

This is the second U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The first on March 24, 2018, resulted in the death of Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official.

No civilians were killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and support stability in the region.  We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terrorist network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike against al-Qa’ ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing one (1) terrorist, on June 13, 2018.

AFRICOM is still assessing the results of this strike. The purpose of this operation was to disrupt AQIM and deny freedom of action.

This is the second U.S. strike against AQIM in Libya. The first on March 24, 2018, resulted in the death of Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official.

No civilians were killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and support stability in the region.  We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terrorist network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

AFRICOM for June 6, 2018
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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 (4) ISIS-Libya militants.

At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

Additional statement:

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 (4) ISIS-Libya militants, as previously released.

Following reports alleging civilian casualties resulting from this operation, U.S. Africa Command performed a thorough review and determined the allegations of civilian casualties to be not credible.

As with any allegation of civilian casualties, U.S. Africa Command reviewed all available relevant information concerning the incident.

The command complies with the law of armed conflict and takes all feasible precautions to minimize civilian casualties and other collateral damage.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

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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 (4) ISIS-Libya militants.

At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.

Additional statement:

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 (4) ISIS-Libya militants, as previously released.

Following reports alleging civilian casualties resulting from this operation, U.S. Africa Command performed a thorough review and determined the allegations of civilian casualties to be not credible.

As with any allegation of civilian casualties, U.S. Africa Command reviewed all available relevant information concerning the incident.

The command complies with the law of armed conflict and takes all feasible precautions to minimize civilian casualties and other collateral damage.

AFRICOM for March 24, 2018
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Ubari, Libya, on March 24, killing two al-Qa’ida terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high ranking al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official.

Dawud trained AQIM recruits in Libya for attack operations in the region. He provided critical logistics support, funding and weapons to AQIM, enabling the terrorist group to threaten and attack U.S. and Western interests in the region.

U.S. Africa Command initially disclosed this strike on March 24. Now that operational reporting and the battle damage assessment is fully complete, the command is able to confirm the death of Dawud.

At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike.

Counterterrorism operations in Libya are conducted in accordance with U.S. and international law. This strike was conducted under authority provided by Congress in the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and in coordination with the GNA.

Al-Qa’ida and other terrorist groups, such as ISIS, have taken advantage of under-governed spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring, and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters; and raising and moving funds to support their operations. Left unaddressed, these organizations could continue to inflict casualties on the civilian populations and security forces, and plot attacks against U.S. citizens and allied interests in the region.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Ubari, Libya, on March 24, killing two al-Qa’ida terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high ranking al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official.

Dawud trained AQIM recruits in Libya for attack operations in the region. He provided critical logistics support, funding and weapons to AQIM, enabling the terrorist group to threaten and attack U.S. and Western interests in the region.

U.S. Africa Command initially disclosed this strike on March 24. Now that operational reporting and the battle damage assessment is fully complete, the command is able to confirm the death of Dawud.

At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike.

Counterterrorism operations in Libya are conducted in accordance with U.S. and international law. This strike was conducted under authority provided by Congress in the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and in coordination with the GNA.

Al-Qa’ida and other terrorist groups, such as ISIS, have taken advantage of under-governed spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring, and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters; and raising and moving funds to support their operations. Left unaddressed, these organizations could continue to inflict casualties on the civilian populations and security forces, and plot attacks against U.S. citizens and allied interests in the region.

Pentagon for January 23, 2018
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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike on Friday, Jan. 23 against ISIS near Fuqaha in central Libya, destroying two vehicles.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

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In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike on Friday, Jan. 23 against ISIS near Fuqaha in central Libya, destroying two vehicles.

AFRICOM for November 19, 2017
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As part of our continued cooperation, in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrike in Libya against ISIS militants on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

The first strike occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. local Libya time, Nov. 17, and the second separate strike occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. local Libya time, Nov. 19. Both strikes occurred near Fuqaha.

The United States stands by our Libyan counterparts efforts to counter terror threats and defeat ISIS in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

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US

As part of our continued cooperation, in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrike in Libya against ISIS militants on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

The first strike occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. local Libya time, Nov. 17, and the second separate strike occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. local Libya time, Nov. 19. Both strikes occurred near Fuqaha.

The United States stands by our Libyan counterparts efforts to counter terror threats and defeat ISIS in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.

AFRICOM for November 17, 2017
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As part of our continued cooperation, in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrike in Libya against ISIS militants on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

The first strike occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. local Libya time, Nov. 17, and the second separate strike occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. local Libya time, Nov. 19. Both strikes occurred near Fuqaha.

The United States stands by our Libyan counterparts efforts to counter terror threats and defeat ISIS in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

As part of our continued cooperation, in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrike in Libya against ISIS militants on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

The first strike occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. local Libya time, Nov. 17, and the second separate strike occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. local Libya time, Nov. 19. Both strikes occurred near Fuqaha.

The United States stands by our Libyan counterparts efforts to counter terror threats and defeat ISIS in Libya. We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing them from establishing safe haven.

The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.