U.S. Warplanes Launch More Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya

Posted August 3, 2016 at 10:06am

Military.com reports that “U.S. warplanes, in a campaign now dubbed “Operation Odyssey Lightning,” hit ISIS targets in the Libyan port city of Sirte again Tuesday, bringing the total number of airstrikes over the past two days to seven, the Pentagon said.”  

“A combination of U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft using precision-guided weapons carried out the strikes in support of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.”  

“At least two of the airstrikes were carried out by Marine Corps Harrier jump jets flying off the amphibious assault ship Wasp off the Libyan coast, Fox News reported.”