U.S. military launches airstrike in Libya targeting al-Qaida operative

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says it launched an airstrike Saturday targeting a mid-level al-Qaida operative in Libya.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the military believes the strike was successful and hit the target, but he did not provide the name of the al-Qaida militant.

Warren says he does not know where the strike took place in Libya, and it’s not known if it was a drone or manned aircraft. He says there were no U.S. personnel on the ground in Libya for the strike.

Warren says the U.S. is still assessing the results of the strike.

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