More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. The Pentagon made the highly unusual decision to conduct the air strikes with a pair of B-2 stealth bombers that flew to North
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers together dropped a hundred 500-pound bombs against ISIS targets in Libya on Wednesday.
B-2 bombers and drones wiped out two camps 28 miles outside of Sirte.
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“We need to strike ISIL everywhere they show up,” Ashton B. Carter, the departing defense secretary, told reporters. “We know that some of the ISIL operatives in Libya were involved in plotting attacks in Europe.” Islamic State fighters were driven out of Surte, the group’s coastal stronghold, last year by Libyan fighters backed by American […]
FINAL (?) NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: U.S. Bombers Hit Islamic State in Libya. American B-2 bombers struck at multiple sites in Libya on Wednesday evening, hitting an Islamic State training camp and other locations and killing dozens of Islamic State fighters, according to Pentagon officials, in what represents a broadening of the U.S. war against […]
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside the group’s former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, killing dozens of militants, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. Two U.S. Show More Summary
B-2 bombers and US drones target two camps near city of Sirte, killing at least 80 ISIL fighters, Pentagon says.
The Pentagon said the ISIS training camps housed fighters who had escaped their former stronghold in Sirte, on Libya's central coast. Officials believe dozens of people were killed.
An estimated 80 casualties, reportedly no women or children.
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U.S. B-2 bombers carried out airstrikes on two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, defense officials said Thursday, part of an operation targeting militants driven out last year from their coastal stronghold. The stealth bombers struck jihadis...Show More Summary
Stealth bombers and armed drones launched airstrikes Wednesday night against two Islamic State encampments in northern Libya in an expansion of the air war there, according to the Pentagon. The attacks were authorized by President Obama two days before he leaves office and are a reminder of the...
U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers attacked Islamic State military camps in Libya in a move aimed at eliminating extremists.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya on Wednesday night, two U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.
US B-2 bombers have struck Islamic State military camps southwest of the jihadists' former Libya bastion of Sirte, a US defense official said Thursday. "This was done with the cooperation" of the Government of National Accord, the official said, noting that the move had been authorized by outgoing President Barack Obama.
A B-2 bomber strike against training camps outside Surt reflected the tenacity of the group, which authorities said they had driven out of the area last month.
Officials say pair of B-2 bombers flew into Libya in the dead of night on mission to blow up several training camps