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Joint Libyan, US forces bomb alleged Al-Qaeda militants in desert town – spokesperson

The UN-backed government in Tripoli has said that joint Libyan and US forces have bombed alleged Al-Qaeda militants in a southern desert town. The government spokesperson Mohammad al-Salak said late on Wednesday that the bombing took place in the town of Ubari, about 950km south of the capital, Tripoli. He said that “this joint work coincided with a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Mohammad Sayala in Washington,” AP reports. The US military has not immediately commented on the statement.