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US airstrikes kill 40 people in Libyan city

19 February 2016 15:14


US aircraft carried out airstrikes early Friday on the city of Sabratha, northwestern Libya, killing over 40 people, the city’s mayor said.

Hussein al-Thwadi said the airstrikes were carried out at about 3:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT). A building, where foreign workers were living, was hit in the Qasr Talil district.

The mayor said 41 people were killed and six others were wounded in the strikes. Other officials have not confirmed the death toll. Some Tunisians, a Jordanian citizen and two women were among the dead, the mayor said.

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