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US Begins New Airstrike Campaign Against ISIS Targets in Libya

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    File photo: This Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, shows a general view of buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte, Libya.

    The U.S. launched a new campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Libya on Monday, NBC News reported.

    The "precision airstrikes" were conducted in support of Libyan government forces (GNA) that are attempting to drive ISIS from Sirte, a city between Tripoli and Benghazi, the Pentagon and Libya's official government confirmed.

    tThe U.S. is targeting ISIS military "infrastructure such as tanks, high-caliber weapons, and command and control nodes using precision ordnance," a senior U.S. administration official said.

    Prime Minster Fayez Seraj, leader of Libya's United Nations-backed government, claimed the first airstrikes caused "sever losses to enemy ranks."