US Launches Air Strikes on ISIS Stronghold of Sirte in Libya

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US Launches Air Strikes on ISIS Stronghold of Sirte in Libya

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Tthe US military has begun conducting air raids against ISIS targets at the Libyan city of Sirte Sirte is a major ISIS stronghold in the African country.

The intervention was made by the request of the so-called “Libya’s unity government.”

“The presidency council, as the general army commander, has made a request for direct US support to carry out specific airstrikes,” Fayez Serraj, the head of the Libyan presidency council, said in a statement on August 1.

The first strikes of US warplanes were reported the same day.

The Military Times reported, citing Pentagon sources, that this is expected to be a multi-day operation.

The air strikes were personally authorized by US President Barack Obama after consultations with Defense Secretary Ash Carter and senior military commanders.

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