The US military says it has carried out drone strike against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists in Libya, killing at least 11 militants.
The strike was conducted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in coordination with the Libyan government of National Accord (GNA), according to U.S. Africa Command.
The command said the strike killed eleven (11) al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) terrorists and destroyed three (3) vehicles.
The US military says no civilians were injured or killed in the 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.
It 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.
“We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven”, Olson said.
The United States will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.