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 August 5, 2016 – August 6, 2016
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August 6, 2016

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:

August 5, 2016

  • No strikes to report

August 6, 2016

  • Enemy fighting position
  • Enemy fighting position
  • Heavy machine gun
  • Two enemy fighting positions”

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August 6, 2016

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  • 4 total strikes
  • 4 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

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:

August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016

No strikes to report

August 6, 2016
Libya: 4 strikes

August 6, 2016

Enemy fighting position
Enemy fighting position
Heavy machine gun
Two enemy fighting positions”

AFRICOM for August 4, 2016
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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:

August 4, 2016

  • 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.

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  • 2 total strikes
  • 2 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

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:

August 4, 2016
Libya: 2 strikes

August 4, 2016

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.

AFRICOM for August 3, 2016
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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:

August 3, 2016

  • one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifl

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.

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  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

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:

August 3, 2016
Libya: 1 strikes

August 3, 2016

one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifl

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.

AFRICOM for August 2, 2016
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August 2, 2016

  • 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 to an AV-8B Harrier II on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on Aug. 2nd 2016 (USMC/ Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)

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  • 3 total strikes
  • 3 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016
Libya: 3 strikes
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 to an AV-8B Harrier II on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on Aug. 2nd 2016 (USMC/ Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman)

AFRICOM for August 1, 2016
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August 1, 2016

  • 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

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  • 5 total strikes
  • 5 in Libya

Confirmed Actions

US

August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016
Libya: 5 strikes
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

Pentagon for February 19, 2016
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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

Reported killed: 43-49, 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.

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Confirmed Actions

US

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

Reported killed: 43-49, 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.