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Egypt Bombs ISIS Sites in Libya in Retaliation for the Beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts

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Egypt bombed ISIS targets in Libya today, in retaliation to the gruesome beheading of 21 Coptic Christian Egyptian workers a day earlier.

The militant group shared a video on YouTube showing the beheading of the Egyptian workers, which were abducted over a month ago, creating an out roar in Egypt. Twitter has been flooded with expressions of sadness, sympathy, and anger after the news of the beheading of the 21 hostages spread. A flood of criticism also pointed out the failures of the current Egyptian administration.

According to news reports, about eight attacks targeted camps, training sites and weapon storage facilities in Derna, which has been taken over by an ISIS affiliate last year.

Read more: globalvoicesonline.orgWritten by Amira Al Hussaini

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