US Warplanes Hit ISIS in Libya
They’re taking aim. American air strikes hit ISIS positions in Moammar Gadhafi’s homeland yesterday, targeting the extremist stronghold of Sirte. President Obama approved intervention after a request from Libya’s U.N.-backed government. Local ground forces have been fighting against ISIS in the area for some time now, but with few significant strategic gains. Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj says “heavy losses” resulted from the strikes — which signal an apparent U.S. willingness to intervene on the Libyan unity government’s behalf, perhaps hoping to inspire cohesion among anti-ISIS factions.