Egypt: Egypt strikes Islamic State targets in Libya
The Egyptian armed forces carried out an airstrike on the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’ in Libya. They hit camps, training sites, and ammunition and weaponry warehouses after 21 Coptic Egyptians were killed on Saturday.
The strike, conducted in the early hours of Monday “hit its targets accurately”, an armed forces statement said.
“[The attack] is revenge for the criminal acts conducted by terrorist elements and groups inside and outside the country,” asserted the statement.
The 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian workers had been kidnapped in the city of Sirte.