US launches airstrike against IS in Libya

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (KUNA) — The US military conducted new airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Sirte, Libya, on Monday, at the request of the Libyan government, the US military announced.
Libyan “aligned forces have had success in recapturing territory from (IS) thus far around Sirte, and additional US strikes will continue to target (IS) in Sirte in order to enable the GNA (Libyan Government of National Accord) to make a decisive, strategic advance,” said Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook in a statement.
These airstrikes are consistent with the US approach to combating IS and the US “stands with the international community” in supporting Libya “restore stability and security,” Cook affirmed. (end)