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Egypt planes strike IS group in Libya

By Agencies in Cairo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-02-17 07:48:44

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At least 40 suspected Islamic State militants in Libya were killed early on Monday in Egyptian airstrikes in revenge for the killing of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who had been kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, state-run Nile TV reported.

In a statement after the operation in Libya, an Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman said the warplanes struck the group's camps, training sites and weapons depots in Libya.

Egypt planes strike IS group in Libya

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