US airstrike kills 40 people in Libyan city: Report

US aircraft have carried out an airstrike on Libya’s Sabratha city, killing around 40 people, local officials say.  

They said the air raid on Friday targeted militants near the Libyan capital.

The New York Times, citing an unidentified Western official, said US warplanes struck Daesh militants in the attack.

The airstrike targeted a senior Tunisian operative linked to two major militant attacks in Tunisia last year, it added.

By Press TV