U.S Troops Ends Anti-ISIS Operation in Libya’s Sirte

U.S troops have ended anti-ISIS operations in former ISIS stronghold in Libya, officials announced Tuesday.

Pentagon had launched anti-ISIS operations in an effort to boost local forces push the militants from the coastal city of Sirte on August 1.

"In partnership with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the operation succeeded in its core objective of enabling GNA-aligned forces to drive Daesh (ISIS) out of Sirte," the U.S military's Africa Command said in a statement.

US drones, gunships and warplanes had hammered ISIS positions, conducting a total of 495 strikes.

Unity government leader Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday announced that military operations in Sirte were done, though there are a few elements of ISIS fighters conducting sporadic attacks in Benghazi.

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