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Egypt strikes terror convoy in Libya

October 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Egyptian warplanes have struck a suspected terror convoy entering the country from Libya following an attack on Egyptian security personnel that killed over 55 last weekend.

Little details have been revealed by Egyptian authorities except that that eight four-wheel-drive vehicles were targeted that were believed to be carrying arms and explosives.  It has not been confirmed whether the airstrikes were made in the Libyan or the Egyptian part of the Western Desert however previous air raids by Egyptian warplanes have targeted both sides of the frontier.

The Egyptian military has vocalised its support for head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar and his fight against terrorists in Libya which has seen operations in Benghazi, Sirte and Derna as it seeks to control the south of the country.

Egypt began increasing its military operations in Libya after Daesh attacked a group of civilian Coptic Christians a few months ago killing over 20 people in the Minya province. Cairo blamed Libya for allowing terrorists to leave the country and continue operations in Egypt particularly in their stronghold of Sinai.

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