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Libya, U.S. to continue counter-terrorism cooperation: Serraj

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister Faiez al-Serraj met with Thomas Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Saturday.

This meeting came on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference held in Germany.

The GNA’s press office said in a statement that the two officials stressed the U.S.-Libya partnership is strong, rooted in a mutual commitment to advance political reconciliation in partnership with the United Nations, promote economic reform and closer economic ties between the United States and Libya, and defeat ISIS and other terrorists who imperil and threaten the safety and security of the Libyan people.

The spokesperson for al-Serraj said in a statement late on Wednesday that a site with a number of al Qaeda members in Ubari was “raided” by joint U.S.-Libyan forces. However, the U.S. military denied on Thursday taking part in a raid on an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city of Ubari, contradicting a statement by the Libyan official.

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