Aircraft carry out strikes on Libya’s Sabratha city, 40 killed


Unidentified planes carried out air strikes early on Friday morning in the western Libyan city of Sabratha, killing as many as 40 people, the city’s mayor said.

Hussein al-Thwadi told Reuters the planes struck at 3.30 a.m., hitting a building in the Qasr Talil district in which foreign workers were living. He said 41 people had been killed and six wounded. The death toll could not immediately be confirmed with other officials.

Sabratha is near the Tunisian border, and it is also one of the areas where Western officials say Islamic State militants had some presence as part of their expansion in the North African state.