US air strike targets al-Qaeda in Libya

US air strike

The US is reported to have carried out an air strike on al-Qaeda militants in southern Libya.

The UN-backed Libyan government said the jihadists were targeted near the town of Ubari.

No details of any casualties were given.

The government said ”it had worked in coordination with the Americans on the raid.”

The US has not commented on the report, but it has targeted both al-Qaeda and Islamic State group militants in Libya before.

Nneka Ukachukwu