KABUL: (Middle East Press) Egypt launched air strikes against ISIL Takfiri militants in Libya on Monday after the terrorist group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, said the military.
A statement issued by the military states “Your armed forces on Monday carried out focused air strikes in Libya against the militants group, places of gathering and training, and weapons depots.”
“The air strikes hit their targets precisely, and the falcons of our air forces returned safely to their bases,” the military’s statement said.
“We confirm that punishing Egyptian blood and retaliating against criminals and killers is a duty we must carry out.”
A visibly angry President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt “reserves the right to respond in a suitable way and time” in a televised speech, and announced seven days of mourning.