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Over 80 IS fighters killed in US strikes in Libya: Pentagon chief

More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in US strikes on training camps in Libya

world Updated: Jan 20, 2017 01:51 IST
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A still image taken on July 14, 2016 from a video posted on social media shows the wreckage of a Syrian jet that was brought down by Islamic State fighters near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor Syria. (Social media)

More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in US strikes on training camps in Libya, including several who were involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said on Thursday.

“They certainly are people who were actively plotting operations in Europe and may also have been connected to some attacks that have already occurred in Europe,” Carter said on his last day in office.