August 2016: U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.
1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya 3. DNC Cleans House 4. Mobsters Arrested 5. Delta Is Grounded 6. First U.S. Zika Death 7. Michael Phelps, Golden Boy 8. ESPN's John Saunders Dies 9. Deadly Police Stop Sparks Violence in Milwaukee 10. Cash Payment to Iran Tied to Prisoner Release 11. Gawker Shuts Down 12. U.S. To Phase Out Private Prisons 13. Manafort Resigns from Trump Campaign 14. Federal Judge Rejects Obama's Transgender Bathroom Regulations 15. Actor and Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
- U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya
- The United States launches airstrikes against the Islamic State on August 1, 2016, in Libya at the request of the Government of National Accord (GNA), an active member in the international coalition against Islamic State. Militants in Libya are attacking the Islamic state without the proper amount of resources or weaponry. The airstrikes are limited to the Sirte region and result in "severe losses to enemy ranks."
- Photo source: Libyan Government Media Office via AP