Pentagon: U.S. warplanes hit ISIS training camp in Libya

February 19, 2016 3:12 PM

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WASHINGTON -- American warplanes struck a training camp for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Libya near the Tunisian border Friday, and a Tunisian described as a key extremist operative was likely killed, U.S. defense officials said.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook identified the extremist who was targeted as Noureddine Chouchane, also known as "Sabir," a suspect in a 2015 deadly attack on a Tunisian museum who was associated with the training camp.

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