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American intervention in Libya
Part of the Second Libyan Civil War
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US Harrier Jumper Jet onboard the USS Wasp prepares to take off for Sirte, Libya.
Date19 February 2016—present
LocationLibya
Status

Ongoing

  • ISIS presence minimized
  • Multiple targets destroyed
  • Ongoing civil war
Belligerents
United States
Libya

Islamic State in Libya

  • Wilayah al-Tarabulus
  • Wilayah al-Fizan
  • Wilayah Barqah
Commanders and leaders

Donald Trump
Barack Obama (until 2017)
Nouri Abusahmain
Khalifa al-Ghawil

Sadiq Al-Ghariani

Abu Nabil al-Anbari

Abu Hudhayfah al-Muhajir
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
1 killed 2,500+ fighters killed

The United States have carried out a large series of both airstrikes and drone strikes in Libya since August 2016 in support of the Government of National Accord against the Islamic State presence in the region.[1]

Timeline[]

2016[]

  • February 19 — 43-49 ISIS fighters killed in airstrikes.[2]
  • August 1 — U.S airstrike targets a T-72 tank, T-55 tank, two military support vehicles, and two pieces of heavy engineering equipment. An enemy position was also hit.
  • August 2 — The U.S strikes a pick up truck destroying a mounted recoilless rifle as well as heavy engineering equipment.
  • August 3 — U.S strikes one pickup truck with mounted recoilless rifle.[3]
  • August 4 — 2 trucks are hit in an air strike.[4]
  • August 6 — 2 enemy fighting positions are targeted.
  • August 7 — 3 resupply trucks hit.
  • August 8 — 11 fighting positions targeted as well as one truck.
  • August 9 — One pick up truck targeted.
  • August 10 — 5 supply trucks including one rigged with an improvised explosive device, as well as 10 enemy fighting positions.
  • August 11 — 2 enemy vehicles and 5 fighting positions hit.
  • August 13 — One enemy vehicle destroyed.
  • August 14 — 4 enemy positions targeted.
  • August 15 — 4 enemy positions targeted as well as one supply truck.
  • August 16 — 6 vehicles hit including 4 mounted with improvised explosive devices (IED) as well as 7 fighting positions.
  • August 17 — 13 fighting positions hit as well as an IED vehicle.
  • August 18 — 3 fighting positions, a supply truck and an IED vehicle hit.
  • August 19 — 2 supply trucks and 2 fighting positions.
  • August 20 — 15 enemy positions targeted.
  • August 21 — 8 enemy positions targeted.
  • August 22 — 10 enemy positions as well as a supply truck targeted.
  • August 23 — 1 enemy fighting position hit.
  • August 24 — 11 enemy positions targeted including an IED vehicle.
  • August 26 — 2 enemy positions hit.
  • August 27 — One IED vehicle as well as a suspected IED position targeted.
  • August 28 — 6 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle hit.
  • August 29 — 16 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle hit.
  • August 30 — 5 enemy positions as well as one IED vehicle hit.
  • August 31 — 5 enemy positions, an IED vehicle and a weapons cache destroyed.
  • September 1 — 9 enemy positions hit.
  • September 2 — 1 enemy position hit.
  • September 3 — 11 enemy positions hit.
  • September 4 — 4 enemy positions hit.
  • September 5 — 5 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle destroyed.
  • September 6 — 6 enemy positions hit.
  • September 7 — 2 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle destroyed.
  • September 8 — 3 enemy positions hit.
  • September 9 — 2 enemy positions as well as IED vehicle destroyed.
  • September 10 — 9 enemy positions as well as a resupply vehicle destroyed.
  • September 11 — 9 enemy positions hit.
  • September 12 — 3 enemy positions as well as 2 vehicles targeted.
  • September 13 — One enemy position hit.
  • September 14 — 6 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle hit.
  • September 15 — IED vehicle destroyed.
  • September 18 — 9 enemy positions hit.
  • September 20 — 7 fighting positions hit.
  • September 21 — 3 trucks hit including an IED rigged vehicle.
  • September 22 — 8 enemy positions and an IED vehicle destroyed.
  • September 23 — 4 enemy targets hit.
  • September 24 — One resupply zone neutralized.
  • September 28 — Resupply zone neutralized.
  • September 29 — Armored truck destroyed.
  • September 30 — 7 fighting positions as well as an IED vehicle.
  • October 1 — 6 enemy positions hit.
  • October 2 — 69 enemy positions, a command and control facility, an operations facility, and 2 IED vehicles neutralized.
  • October 3 — 27 enemy positions hit.
  • October 4 — 3 IED vehicles targeted.
  • October 5 — 11 enemy positions.
  • October 7 — 17 enemy positions and a resupply route targeted.
  • October 8 — 60 enemy positions hit.
  • October 9 — 51 enemy positions hit.
  • October 10 — 23 enemy positions hit.
  • October 11 — 22 enemy positions hit.
  • October 12 — 28 enemy positions hit.
  • October 13 — 16 enemy positions hit.
  • October 14 — 60 enemy positions hit.
  • October 15 — 18 enemy positions hit.
  • October 16 — 11 enemy positions as well as an IED vehicle hit.
  • October 17 — 2 enemy positions hit.
  • October 18 — 10 enemy fighting positions hit.
  • October 21 — 2 enemy positions and 2 IED vehicles hit.
  • October 22 — One enemy fighting position.
  • October 23 — 3 enemy fighting positions hit.
  • October 24 — 5 enemy positions hit.
  • October 25 — 5 IED vehicles destroyed.
  • October 26 — 5 IED vehicles destroyed.
  • October 31 — 33 enemy positions, one storage facility, and 2 IED vehicles targeted.
  • November 8 — 9 enemy positions hit.
  • November 10 — 14 enemy positions and one IED vehicle hit.
  • November 11 — 2 IED vehicles destroyed.
  • November 12 — 14 enemy fighting positions hit.
  • November 13 — 17 enemy positions hit.
  • November 15 — 4 enemy positions hit.
  • November 18 — One enemy position hit.
  • November 19 — 6 enemy positions hit.
  • November 21 — 47 enemy positions hit.
  • November 22 — 29 enemy positions hit.
  • November 23 — 14 enemy positions hit.
  • November 24 — 24 enemy positions hit.
  • November 25 — 14 enemy positions hit.
  • November 26 — 30 enemy positions hit.
  • November 27 — 24 enemy positions hit.
  • November 28 — 14 enemy positions hit.
  • November 29 — 8 enemy positions hit.
  • November 30 — 14 enemy positions hit.
  • December 1 — 3 enemy positions hit.
  • December 2 — 22 enemy positions hit.
  • December 3 — 49 enemy positions hit.
  • December 5 — 7 enemy fighting positions hit.

2017[]

  • January 18–19 — US B-2 bombers target and neutralize 80-90 ISIS affiliates.
  • September 22 — 6 strikes on an ISIS camp killing over 17 militants and destroying 3 vehicles.[5]
  • September 26 — Multiple ISIS militants targeted during precision strikes.
  • November 17 — One airstrike on ISIS affiliates.[6]
  • November 19 — 2 airstrikes near Fuqaha.[7]

References[]

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