East Libyan forces say took part in Egyptian strikes in Derna

May 27, 2017 01:04
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East Libyan forces said they participated on Friday in air strikes launched by Egypt on the Libyan city of Derna, following a deadly attack on Christians in central Egypt earlier in the day.

The East Libyan air force's media office said in a statement that the strikes had targeted forces linked to al-Qaeda at a number of sites, and would be followed by a ground operation.

A resident in Derna told Reuters they had heard four powerful explosions, and that the strikes had targeted camps around Derna used by fighters belonging to the Majlis al-Shura militant group.

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