Egypt hits Libyan terror camps again after attack kills Christians

| Updated: May 28, 2017 08:17 IST

Cairo (Egypt), May 28 (ANI): Egypt launched a fresh wave of air strikes against Libyan terrorist bases on Saturday in response to the killing of 29 Coptic Christians south of Cairo, with a warning of further retaliation possible. The airstrikes follow six bombing raids in Libya that hit the north-eastern coastal town of Derna on Friday, with Cairo officials saying bombs struck terrorist training camps of the Shura Council, aligned with al-Qaida, reports the Guardian. Earlier on Friday, 28 Coptic Christians were ambushed and killed while en route to St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt's Minya province. U.S. President Donald Trump has condemned the murder of Christians. "Evil organizations of terror" with a "thuggish ideology" are culpable for the attacks against Christians, he said. (ANI)