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IS leader targeted in Libya planned attacks on Western interests: US

February 19
18:34 2016

A US air strike targeting an Islamic State training camp in Libya on Friday "likely" killed an operative of the extremist group who was planning attacks on Western interests, US officials said. Noureddine Chouchane, who was also known as "Sabir," had been linked to two deadly attacks in Tunisia last year. "We took this action against Sabir in the training camp after determining that both he and the ISIL fighters at these facilities were planning external attacks on US and other Western interests in the region," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said, without providing specifics.

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