At least 38 Islamic State terrorists have been killed as US warplanes carried out attacks the militants’ base in Libya. The strikes hit an IS camp in Sabratha, around 70km (43 miles) west of Tripoli.
US officials said it was “likely” that the strikes had killed senior Tunisian extremist, Noureddine Chouchane who has been linked to two attacks that took place in Tunisia last year, including an attack that killed 30 Britons.
The group had been actively “planning attacks against US interests”, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.
He added that the strikes were carried out “with the knowledge of Libyan authorities” but declined to confirm exactly who had been informed. Both manned and unmanned aircraft were involved in the raid, the Pentagon said.