Ian Bach

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Egyptian, Libyan forces strike ISIS positions in Libya

Egyptian and Libyan armed forces conducted separately Monday morning air strikes against positions and training camps of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/Daesh ) terrorist organization in Libya.
The Egyptian strikes, conducted by war planes, targeted ISIL weapons cache and ammunition, in retaliation of criminal acts of terrorist organizations inside and outside the country, Egyptian armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Mohamad Samir said in a statement.
For his part, Colonel Ahmad Mesmari, spokesman of the Libyan Army Staff Headquarters said in a statement that Libyan army is striking ISIS positions in the city of Serte and surroundings, indicating that air strikes would not stop till ISIS heavy losses are achieved.
Col. Mesmari condemned Daesh beheading 21 Coptic Christians – Egyptians Sunday calling it a part of the terrorist organization’s crimes in Libya and other Arab countries.
Following the release of the video, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for an urgent security talks. Egypt has announced seven days of mourning.


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