Egypt launches strikes on Libya ‘terror camps’ after bus attack

Greg Heffer – May 27, 2017

Egypt has launched airstrikes on “terror camps” in Libya in response to the slaughter of Coptic Christians earlier on Friday.

The country’s air force launched six strikes over its western border on Friday evening, with state media reporting jihadist training camps in the Libyan port city of Derna were targeted.

The area, in the east of Libya, is controlled by jihadists close to Al-Qaeda.

The action followed the killing of at least 28 people when masked gunmen attacked a bus of Coptic Christians travelling south of Egyptian capital Cairo.

A large number of the victims were reported to be children, including a two-year-old girl.