US warplanes hit multiple IS targets in Libya

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The Pentagon is seen from the air in Washington, DC on February 13, 2016. / AFP / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight against the Islamic State group turned its focus on Libya today. American warplanes struck multiple targets including an apparent Islamic State training camp and a senior extremist leader.

A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity did not further identify the leader or the area in Libya where the airstrikes were conducted.

President Barack Obama last week directed his national security team to bolster counterterrorism efforts in Libya.

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