The Presidential Council (PC) confirmed on Friday that the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) targeted ISIS senior figures in the vicinity of the city of Murzuq.

The PC added that the operation was conducted with direct coordination with the Government of National Accord (GNA) within the framework of joint cooperation between Libya and the United States of America.

"This reveals the size of the security vacuum caused by Haftar's forces, especially after committing many violations in and around the city of Murzuq, causing these terrorist cells to revive in several areas of Libya," the PC stated.

AFRICOM announced on Friday the killing of eight ISIS operatives, following a raid carried out in the vicinity of Murzuq, in coordination with the GNA.