US hits IS positions in Libya as air war enters third month

Fighters loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord help a wounded comrade who was shot by an Islamic State (IS) group sniper on the western frontline in SirteUS military aircraft pounded Islamic State positions in the jihadists’ former Libyan stronghold of Sirte over the weekend, as the US air campaign entered its third month, the Pentagon said Monday. The military action followed a request by the UN-supported Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), and President Barack Obama’s administration has stressed that ongoing US involvement would be framed by the interim Libyan government’s needs.

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