The US effort supporting the Libyan government expanded Saturday as American aircraft struck al Qaeda targets in the south of the country. The strike, which reportedly killed two terrorists in the town of Ubari, was conducted in support of the Government of National Accord and was the first on al Qaeda in the country, US Africa Command said in a statement. The command assessed no civilians were killed in the strike, according to Reuters. Similar efforts in recent years have targeted ISIS inside Libya, and have largely been focused on its northern territory. “We are committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven,” AFRICOM said according to Reuters. —Brian Everstine
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