The US Launches New Airstrikes in Libya

U.S. Begins Second Day Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Libya
In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 frame grab from video by the Libyan Government Media Office, Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya's U.N.-brokered presidency council, makes a statement on Libyan TV announcing that American warplanes attacked the IS bastion of Sirte on the Mediterranean Sea, in northern Libya. (Libyan Government Media Office via AP)
U.S. Begins Second Day Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Libya
In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 frame grab from video by the Libyan Government Media Office, Fayez Serraj, the head of Libya's U.N.-brokered presidency council, makes a statement on Libyan TV announcing that American warplanes attacked the IS bastion of Sirte on the Mediterranean Sea, in northern Libya. (Libyan Government Media Office via AP)

The US Launches New Airstrikes in Libya

This week the United States expanded its airstrikes against ISIS into Libya. The additional airstrikes were requested by the Libyan Government of National Accord the GNA, the UN backed unity government, which is trying to battle ISIS in several parts of the country. 

Libya has been a hot topic of the 2016 campaign, where Hillary Clinton has faced over her policy decisions in Libya. We’ll take a look at what’s happening in Libya with Ali Ahmida, Professor of Political Science at the University of New England.