Al-Baghdadi might be dead, but the fight against ISIS is not. In the past weeks, the U.S. has been conducting a number of airstrikes in Libya that are greatly diminishing the manpower and resources of the local ISIS branch.

U.S. airstrikes in the country have killed close to 50 ISIS fighters, forcing others to hide in their desert hideouts.

According to a senior Pentagon official, who spoke to the Army Times, the Department of Defence can assess that the airstrikes have resulted in “a pretty significant degradation of their [ISIS‘] capabilities and, again, they struggle to reconstitute because of the nature of the operatives who were killed in this strike and the fact that they have already been struggling with manpower. We certainly don’t assess that they’re expanding.”

ISIS in Libya lost much of its power when it was evicted from the coastal town of Sirte. But, their small numbers and lack of effective operating bases notwithstanding, ISIS has been expanding in Africa.