American warplanes struck a training camp for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Libya near the Tunisian border Friday, and a Tunisian described as a key extremist operative was likely killed, U.S. defense officials said.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook identified the extremist who was targeted as Noureddine Chouchane, also known as “Sabir,” a suspect in a 2015 deadly attack on a Tunisian museum who was associated with the training camp.

“Destruction of the camp and Chouchane’s removal will eliminate an experienced facilitator and is expected to have an immediate impact on ISIL’s ability to facilitate its activities in Libya, including recruiting new ISIL members, establishing bases in Libya and potentially planning external attacks on U.S. interests in the region,” Cook said, using an acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a different name for ISIS.

A Defense official said the strike “likely killed” the target, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

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