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Egypt launches Libyan air strike after dozens killed in shooting

29 May 2017 10:20 AM
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Christian Egyptians
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The country launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on at the weekend. Crystal Oderson has this and other stories.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a shooting that killed 29 and wounded 24 Christians in the southern Egyptian province of Minya on Friday.

Hours later fighter jets struck eastern Libya.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he had ordered air raids on militant camps in Libya, where he said the Minya gunmen had trained, though he did not name a specific group responsible.

President of Egypt Fattah al-Sisi says he will do anything and will not hesitate to carry out additional attacks wherever it feels these perpetrators are located.

Crystal Orderson , 702 Africa correspondent

The Christian community right now in Egypt is feeling under attack, we know last month close to 50 people died.

Crystal Orderson , 702 Africa correspondent

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29 May 2017 10:20 AM
Tags:
Libya
Christian Egyptians
egypt airstrike on libya