Trump: US has 'no choice but to bomb' ISIS in Libya
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE on Tuesday said that he supports U.S. airstrikes in Libya in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The Republican presidential nominee told Fox Business host Stuart Varney that the U.S. has "no choice but to bomb" ISIS forces in Libya, adding that he would do whatever it takes to defeat the terrorist group if elected president.

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"We have no choice but to bomb them. They have taken over Libya. That was another one of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE's duties — they have taken over Libya. No good. We have to bomb them," he said, referring to the Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of State.

"I would do what you have to do to get rid of ISIS," he said. "It's a horrific problem. ... We should have never been there in the first place. I was opposed to going into Iraq.

"We have unleashed a monster in the Middle East. And, yes, I would bomb them — you have to do what you have to do to get rid of them," Trump added.

The Pentagon on Monday launched airstrikes on the coastal city of Sirte, Libya, after a request for assistance from the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

"GNA-aligned forces have had success in recapturing territory from ISIL thus far around Sirte, and additional U.S. strikes will continue to target ISIL in Sirte in order to enable the GNA to make a decisive, strategic advance," said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook on Monday, using the administration's preferred acronym for the terrorist organization.