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Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed


MINYA, Egypt Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. | Video


Egypt launches second day of Libyan air strikes after attack on Christians 12:48am BST

CAIRO Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving 27 May 2017

CAIRO Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al-Qaeda, is formally dissolving itself, it said in a statement on Saturday.


Niger tells G7 to urgently 'put out Libyan cauldron', do more on aid 27 May 2017

TAORMINA, Italy Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou called on the leaders of the Group of Seven nations to take urgent measures to end the Libyan crisis and derided them for not keeping to aid promises to fight poverty in West Africa's poorest regions.

Fierce clashes as rival factions battle in Libyan capital 26 May 2017

TRIPOLI Heavy clashes erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, as armed groups aligned with the U.N.-backed government fought to fend off a major offensive by rival Islamist-leaning forces and militia fighters.

East Libyan forces say took part in Egyptian strikes in Derna 26 May 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they participated on Friday in air strikes launched by Egypt on the Libyan city of Derna, following a deadly attack on Christians in central Egypt earlier in the day.


Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found - officials 26 May 2017

TRIPOLI Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered, officials said.

Egyptian warplanes bomb targets in Libya after attack on Christians 26 May 2017

CAIRO Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said.

Egyptian military says air strikes on Libya are ongoing 26 May 2017

CAIRO The Egyptian military said on Friday that air strikes it launched against militant bases in Libya in response to an attack by gunmen on Christians in Egypt were still in progress.

East Libyan forces claim control of disputed southern air base 25 May 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya A brigade loyal to east Libyan forces said they had taken full control of an air base in southern Libya on Thursday following a long-standing dispute with a rival faction from the western city of Misrata.

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