160829-N-JW440-048 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 29, 2016) An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 29, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)

U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya

We recently uploaded two videos supplied by the U.S. Military showing American involvement in the little-known war in Libya against the Islamic State’s branch office in Libya. Following the 2011 Libyan Civil War, which the U.S. also intervened in, various militias and factions arose to fight for control of Libya. Into that chaotic situation came forces belonging to ISIS (the Islamic State) moved in to attempt to do to Libya what they are doing in Iraq and Syria.

On August 1, 2016, the Government of National Accord (GNA) which is the internationally-recognized goverment of Libya, requested American military assistance. The U.S. then began official military operations in support of the GNA. U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State (aka Daesh or ISIS or ISIL) then began.

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