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TRIPOLI� The US carried out an air strike against the Al-Qaeda group in southern Libya on Wednesday night, Tripoli's UN-backed Government of National Accord said.
The strike near the town of Ubari, some 900 kilometres south of the capital, was coordinated with the GNA, said President Fayez al-Sarraj's spokesman.
It targeted a number of members of terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda, Mohamad al-Sallak said in a statement, giving no further details.
Libya has been wracked by violence and torn between rival administrations since the NATO-backed overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.
The GNA was formed following a UN-backed deal in December 2015, but it has struggled to impose its power across the country.
The US military regularly carries out air strikes in Libya against Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.
Last year in August it said it had killed a Daesh member described by a source as a former local leader of the militants.
In June the US said it had killed four members of a Daesh affiliate near the northern town of Bani Walid, while in March the Pentagon confirmed a senior Al-Qaeda operative and another militant died in a US air strike.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK