quarta-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2015

Tension between Egypt and Libya

The onslaught of Egypt against group targets Islamic State in Libya sparked the indignation of the Tripoli authorities and internal opposition.

Before the announcement of the attacks, the Egyptian President, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, had asserted that "Egypt reserves the right to respond appropriately to punish the murderers" of 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by the radicals.

Egyptian President calls for a UN resolution and calls for an international coalition to intervene in Libya.

"What is happening in Libya could turn this country into a threat for the whole region, and not just for Egypt. We and the entire Mediterranean basin and Europe we have to deal with this problem, because the mission is not accomplished, remained unfinished for our European friends. We abandoned the Libyan people to their fate, hostages of extremist militias ".

Last Sunday, the jihadists released a propaganda video of the death of the hostages handcuffed. The victims were 21 Coptic Christians, kidnapped in Libya.

The families of 13 of the 21 men gathered for a memorial service at the Church of our Lady in a small village in the Samaloot area.

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