Illustration for article titled Egypt Strikes Islamic State In Libya, Will Buy French Rafale Fighters

In what is a growing front in the war on the Islamic State, Egypt has admitted that it launched airstrikes against the group in Derna, Libya, a port city 150 miles east of Benghazi. The Egyptian military says that the attack is in response to a gruesome video showing Egyptian Coptic Christians being beheaded en masse.


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