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AFRICOM: We’re committed to maintaining pressure on terror network in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

STUTTGART – The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Tuesday that it conducted precision airstrikes in 2018 against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and ISIS terrorists in coordination with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

In the press release issued to review its work last year, AFRICOM said it’s “committed to maintaining pressure on the terror network and preventing terrorists from establishing safe haven.”

“United States’ goal in Libya remains a stable, unified Libya able to stand on its own, counter terrorism, partner with the international community, and deliver security and prosperity for all Libyans.”

AFRICOM stated that “an important aspect of building and maintaining partnerships is continued engagement between key leaders.”

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command visited 16 African nations in 2018, including Libya, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Somalia.

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