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2 Kidnapped Serbs Among Those Killed in U.S. Strike on ISIS in Libya

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    2 Kidnapped Serbs Among Those Killed in U.S. Strike on ISIS in Libya
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    People gather around a damaged area after U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes against Daesh training camp in western Libya on February 19, 2016.

    Two Serbian embassy staff members kidnapped in Libya were among nearly 50 people killed in U.S. air strikes on an ISIS compound, Serbia's prime minister said on Saturday, NBC News reported.

    Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic were taken hostage on Nov. 8 after their diplomatic convoy, including the ambassador, came under fire near the coastal city of Sabratha.

    U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to tourist massacres in Tunisia, American military officials said.

    A senior U.S. official told NBC News the airstrike likely killed Tunisian ISIS operative Noureddine Chouchane. The 36-year-old jihadist was directly linked to the two 2015 attacks in Tunisia, one on a resort hotel in Sousse and the other on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, officials said.