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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

"The U.S. conducted a precision airstrike against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Libya on June 13 near the town of Bani Walid, U.S. Africa Command announced on Thursday, the third airstrike against two different militant groups in the country in the recent months.

* The AQIM militant killed in June 13 strike is the second so far this year after a March 24 strike took out high-ranking official Musa Abu Duwud.
* AQIM isn't the only militant group the U.S. is targeting. A June 6 airstrike killed four ISIS-Libya fighters, also in Bani Walid.
* The strikes were carried out in coordination with the Libyan government as part of the United States' stated mission to "degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and support stability in the region,' a mission the Trump administration restarted in September 2017…."


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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Jun 2018 10:33 p.m. PST

All I can think about is this cackling laugh. That country should not have been left wide open for Al Qaeda and ISIS to divide among themselves.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 11:05 a.m. PST



USAFpilot17 Jun 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

Gaddafi had given up his weapons program; he was cooperating with the world community. Attacking Libya was a foreign policy blunder.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member17 Jun 2018 12:00 p.m. PST


Spot on!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Totally agree!.


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