Egyptian military conduct airstrikes against Islamist militants in Libya

31.05.2017, Libya.

Egyptian warplanes conducted airstrikes against terrorists in the Libyan city of Derna, Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmad Messmari told journalists on May 29, according to Reuters.

According to eyewitness’ worlds, one airstrike hit the western part of Derna and two others hit Dahr al-Hamar in the south of the city.

“The airstrikes are joint ones between the Libyan National Army and Egyptian army”, said the spokesman Libyan National Army spokesman.

The Defense Ministry of Egypt refused comments. Libyan operational commander Brigadier Abdulsalam Al-Hasi told that the strikes were made against two Libyan groups are connected with al-Qaeda (organization banned in Russia).

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the airstrikes hit terrorist bases in Libya “to get rid of them and to limit their ability to threaten Egypt’s national security.”

On May 26, Egyptian warplanes began to attack terrorist positions in response to their attack on a bus with Christians in Egypt. ISIL (organization banned in Russia) took responsibility for this act of terrorism.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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