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Libya: US Drone Strike Kills Al Qaeda’s Two Top Leaders

Washington (March 29, 2018) The US military killed a high-rank leader of Al-Qaeda Musa Abu Dawud, in Libya, in an airstrike last weekend, Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The strike took place in the southwestern corner of Libya which borders Algerian, Niger, and Chad.The strike on Saturday, the first against al Qaeda militants in Libya, killed “two terrorists” as part of efforts to deny militants a safe haven in the country’s vast desert.

 The military had previously acknowledged the weekend strike but had not until now said who the target of the strike was.

The U.S. military said that Musa Abu Dawud, the senior al Qaeda militant, had trained recruits in Libya to carry out attacks in the region.The Saturday strike had hit on the outskirts of the city of Ubari and was carried out in coordination with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord in Tripoli.

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