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The three suicide attackers who struck Istanbul's main international airport this week are believed to have been planning to take dozens of people hostage, a Turkish newspaper reported Friday. A total of 44 people were killed in Tuesday night's gun and bomb spree at Turkey's busiest airport, the deadliest in a string of attacks to hit Istanbul this year. The pro-government Sabah newspaper reported that the attackers scouted the scene and planned to take dozens of passengers hostage inside before carrying out a massacre.
By Aidan Lewis and Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - When a U.S. air strike hit Sabratha in western Libya on Feb. 19, it reduced a building on the southern fringes of the city to rubble, killing dozens of militants and exposing a network of Islamic State cells operating just near the Tunisian border. It also upended the lives of three young Tunisian women who were married to militants killed in the strike or its aftermath, and are now being held with their children in a Tripoli prison. The women's accounts, given in a rare interview, shed light on how Islamic State was able to operate largely undisturbed in Sabratha as the cell's mainly Tunisian members plotted attacks back in their home country.