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US Airstrike Targets Islamic State camp in Libya

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Libya: At least 38 people killed in US warplanes attacks on the militants of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya. The strikes hit an IS camp in Sabratha, around 70km (43
miles) west of Tripoli.

This is the second U.S. air strike in three months in which 22 people were killed , most of them were European tourists at Bardo National Museum in Tunisia’s capital Tunis.

One official said it is “likely” that the militant was among the dead, although that is yet to be officially confirmed.

Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s Africa Command said. “We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate. ”

The local officials said. “The planes struck a farm house in the western city of Sabratha, near the Tunisian border, where foreign workers were living.”

The statement said. The house was rented to foreigners including Tunisians suspected of belonging to Islamic State and medium caliber weapons including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades had been found in the rubble, the statement said.

It is also said that Tunisian Islamic State fighters have been trained in camps near Sabratha, which is close to the Tunisian border.

The mayor of Sabratha put the death toll at 41, and said the majority of those killed were Tunisians.

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