US hits Daesh in Libya after official request

US hits Daesh in Libya after official request
A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Daesh fighters in Sirte, Libya. (Reuters)
Updated 01 August 2016

US hits Daesh in Libya after official request

US hits Daesh in Libya after official request

JEDDAH: Libya's government requested US air strikes against Daesh in Sirte, and the first strikes were carried out on Monday, Prime Minster Fayez Seraj said.
The Pentagon also announced in a statement that Daesh targets had been hit in Libya.
“the United States military conducted precision air strikes against [Daesh] targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat [Daesh] in its primary stronghold in Libya," Pentagon said.
PM Seraj said, "The first air strikes were carried out at specific locations in Sirte today causing severe losses to enemy ranks," he said in a statement broadcast on state TV.”