US warplanes strike IS facility in Libya; more than 40 dead

February 20, 2016 2:03 AM

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TRIPOLI: US warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked militants in western Libya on Friday, killing as many as 40 people in an operation targeting a suspect linked to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia.

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 US officials spoke on grounds of anonymity be...

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