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25 Sep 2019 | 08:58 PM UTC

Libya: US airstrike kills 11 suspected militants near Murzuq September 24

Libya News Alert

US airstrike kills 11 suspected militants near Murzuq September 24; additional US airstrikes targeting suspected Islamist militants possible in the Murzuq area over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION El Sharara

Event

A US airstrike killed 11 suspected militants near Murzuq on Tuesday, September 24. US Africa Command reported that the airstrike was carried out to eliminate Islamic State (IS) militants in the area. The airstrike follows a September 19 US airstrike in the area which reportedly killed eight suspected IS militants.

Additional US airstrikes targeting suspected Islamist militants are possible in the Murzuq area over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Libya are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the Murzuq area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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