Egypt launches airstrikes in Libya in retaliation to Christian killings

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Following attacks on the Coptic Christians in Egypt, government jets have attacked positions in eastern Libya.

The bombings were aimed at "terrorist" outposts, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, adding that any form of state-sponsored terrorism should be punished. Irrespective of whether terrorists are inside or outside Libya's borders, they will be targeted by Egyptian attacks, the president added. Six "terrorist" camps were struck by the sortie, the Sputnik reported.

Earlier on Friday, 28 Coptic Christians were ambushed and killed while en route to St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt's Minya province.

U.S. President Donald Trump has condemned the murder of Christians.

"Evil organizations of terror" with a "thuggish ideology" are culpable for the attacks against Christians, he said. (ANI)
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