The Daily Fix: Egypt and Libya Attack Islamic State Following Executions
February 17, 2015 - accent chair
Militants from a organisation famous as a Islamic State expelled a video Sunday night purporting to uncover a execution of 21 Christians, many of them believed to be Egyptian citizens, on a beach nearby Tripoli, Libya.
The Guardian additionally reported that one of a executioners spoke in English—with a North American accent—in a video, saying, “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission” as he forked north opposite a Mediterranean.
The victims had been kidnapped in Libya a few weeks ago and were identified by kin in images formerly expelled by a militant group. Egypt’s Coptic group is among a oldest groups of Christians.
In retaliation, Egypt announced that it had pounded IS targets in Libya around a air. Libya’s atmosphere force also announced over Facebook that it had struck an IS-controlled city in a country’s east.
No entity has tranquil all of Libya given a series that suspended tyrant Muammar Gaddafi began in 2011. Tens of thousands of Egyptians live and work in Libya; a executed were kidnapped from a city of Sirte in dual incidents in Dec and January. The Guardian reported that a staff member of a Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms criticized a Egyptian president, former ubiquitous Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for not doing adequate to rescue a abduction victims before their deaths.
President al-Sisi announced a seven-day duration of anguish in Egypt. The U.S.and U.K. also cursed a murders.
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