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U.S airstrike kills Islamic State Militant in Libya


Benghazi –  The U.S. Africa Command said on Tuesday that it killed an Islamic State Militant in an airstrike in a North-western town in Libya.

“In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike near Beni Walid, killing one IS terrorist,’’ the command said in a statement.

It added that assessment indicates that no casualties among civilians were caused by the strike.

Witnesses told dpa that warplanes carried out an airstrike in Beni Walid targeting a car driven by an Islamic State leader called Walid Bohriba who had fought in the city of Sirte before it was liberated by the GNA.

The U.S. Africa Command has carried out several airstrikes in Libya targeting militants from Islamic State and al-Qaeda. (dpa/NAN)

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