22 – 28 August: AFRICOM strikes suspected ISIS fighter in Bani Walid

Aug 28, 2018 | International actors

On 28 August, US AFRICOM said it had killed a suspected ISIS fighter in an airstrike in Bani Walid. AFRICOM said it had carried out the strike in coordination with the Government of National Accord (GNA). It didn’t name the person who was killed, but local residents named him as Walid Bu Hariba, a Libyan from Sirte. The strike reportedly hit him while he was driving in a vehicle in Bani Walid. No other casualties have been reported.

On 27 August, UNSMIL called on all militias to observe an immediate ceasefire in the capital after clashes erupted in southern Tripoli.