Egypt launches revenge strikes on Libya ‘IS’ targets after Christian mass killings
Egyptian warplanes have hit “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Libya. The airstrike came hours after the jihadists posted a video online purportedly showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages.
A spokesman for Egyptian Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio on Monday.
“[Egyptian] armed forces on Monday carried out focused air strikes in Libya against Daesh camps, places of gathering and training, and weapons depots,” the military said in a statement, using the Arabic acronym for “IS.”
According to the statement, the strikes were “to avenge the bloodshed and to seek retribution from the killers.”
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Source News: DW