Officials: US Warplanes Strike IS Facility in Libya

February 19, 2016 12:45 PM

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WASHINGTON — American warplanes struck multiple targets in Libya overnight, hitting an Islamic State training camp and a senior extremist leader, U.S. defense officials said Friday. More than 40 people were killed with more wounded, some critically, local officials estimated.

One official described the strikes as being carried out "against an ISIL training camp" and said the attack near Sabratha, Libya, not far from the Tunisian border, "likely killed ISIL operative Noureddine Chouchane," who is believed to be a Tunisian. The official said up to 60 people were present at...

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