Pentagon: U.S. Troops Helping Libya in Fight for Daesh Bastion (Sirte)

US conducts anti-ISIS air strikes in Libya

US conducts anti-ISIS air strikes in Libya
US conducts anti-ISIS air strikes in Libya
Libyan forces continue to make gains against the Islamist Daesh terrorist in their bastion, Sirte.

According to Pentagon spokeswoman Henrietta Levin, Libya is doing so with the help of a small number of U.S. troops that is supporting Libyan troop’s offensive.

Though the spokeswoman did not disclose the number of forces involved, she confirmed of U.S. involvement in ousting Daesh from its most powerful stronghold outside its home base of Middle East.

Sirte is key city to Daesh, lies about midway between Tripoli and Benghazi. Daesh captured the city in 2015 following the chaos that erupted after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

U.S. has in their recent campaigns against Daesh have carried out 28 successful airstrikes, including eight on Monday since they began their air raids on August 1 according to the U.S.'s African command.

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