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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

Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving

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Egypt says air strikes destroy militant camps after attack on Christians

CAIRO Egyptian air raids over Libya have destroyed several camps that trained the militants who killed dozens of Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Saturday.

World, Egypt, May 27 2017

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

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World, Africa May 27 2017

Fierce clashes as rival factions battle in Libyan capital

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East Libyan forces say took part in Egyptian strikes in Derna

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.

Egypt, World May 26 2017

Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found: officials

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.

World, May 26 2017

Egyptian warplanes bomb targets in Libya after attack on Christians

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.

Egypt, May 26 2017

Egyptian military says air strikes on Libya are ongoing

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.

Egypt, May 26 2017

Turkey says no record of Manchester bomber traveling to Syria

ANKARA The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester passed through Istanbul on his way to Europe but there were no records of him entering Syria during his travels, two Turkish security officials said on Thursday.

World, Turkey, Syria May 25 2017

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