U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA

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.

U.S. Marines load a GBU-54 laser joint direct attack munition bomb to an AV-8B Harrier on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug 1, 2016. The U.S. 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 video by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes/Released)

U.S. Africa Command strike updates will be posted Monday through Friday and are contingent on activities conducted.




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