Al Jazeera: US fighter jets target ISIL in Libya for first time
Washington says air raids aimed at backing Libyan forces seeking to retake city of Sirte from the group.
US fighter jets have carried out air raids on positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Libyan city of Sirte for the first time, according to the country's unity government.
"The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIL) organisation were carried out today, causing heavy losses ... in Sirte," Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said in a speech on television on Monday.
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