About 40 dead in air raid on jihadists in Libya


Tripoli (AFP)

An air strike by an unidentified warplane Friday killed more than 40 people near the Libyan capital where suspected members of the Islamic State group were gathered in a house, officials said.

The house in Sabratha was completely destroyed in the raid, said Hussein al-Dawadi, an official in the city located about 70 kilometres (42 miles) west of Tripoli near the border with Tunisia.

A Western official quoted by the New York Times said US warplanes carried out the strike targeting a senior Tunisian operative linked to two major jihadist attacks in Tunisia last year.