EGYPT warns of revenge for savage beheading slaughter of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State
Bare Naked Islam
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah
al-Sisi has declared “Egypt reserves the right of retaliation and with
the methods and timing it sees fit for retribution from those murderers
and criminals who are without the slightest humanity.”
EuroNewsThe kidnapped Egyptian workers were
taken in December and January from the coastal town of Sirte in eastern
Libya which is now under the control of Islamist groups. In the video
(below link) it was made clear the victims had been targeted because of
UPDATE! THIS JUST IN: As promised, Egypt launches airstrikes on Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya.
UK Daily Mail
Egypt launched airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Libya this
morning as it ‘seeks retribution’ for the barbaric filmed beheading of
21 Coptic Christians. There were at least seven strikes in Derna in the
east of the country, which has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism
since dictator Libyan Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011.
It is the
first time Egypt announced military action against Islamist targets in
its western neighbour, having previously denied it targeted militants
there, and the first time militants connected with the Islamic State
terror group have been hit with airstrikes outside Syria and Iraq.
are in response to a gruesome video, released last night, showing a
group of orange jumpsuit-clad Coptic Christians being marched to the
shores of the Mediterranean Sea by masked, knife-wielding militants.
The 21 men,
who were Egyptian migrant workers kidnapped last month, are then seen
being forced onto their knees before they are beheaded simultaneously by
the militants standing behind them.