Newsweek: US Begins Sustained Air Campaign Against ISIS in Libya
U.S. planes bombed Islamic State militant group (ISIS) targets in Libya on Monday, responding to the U.N.-backed government's request to help push the militants from their former stronghold of Sirte in what U.S. officials described as the start of a sustained campaign against the extremist group in the city.
"The first air strikes were carried out at specific locations in Sirte today causing severe losses to enemy ranks," Prime Minster Fayez Seraj said on state TV. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the strikes did not have "an end point at this particular moment in time".
Forces allied with Seraj have been battling Islamic State in Sirte—the home town of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi—since May.
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WNU Editor: The Pentagon has made it clear that they do not have 'An End Point' for Precision Airstrikes in Libya'. Translating .... this means that this bombing campaign is going to go on for a while.
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