U.S. strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military strikes in Libya on Wednesday night have killed more than 80 fighters from the Islamic State, some of whom were believed to be actively plotting attacks in Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.

"We need to strike ISIL everywhere they show up. And that's particularly true in view of the fact that we know some of the ISIL operatives in Libya were involved with plotting attacks," Carter said.

A Pentagon spokesman said an initial assessment indicated the U.S. military strikes destroyed two camps southwest of Sirte, Libya.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart)

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