Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya

February 16, 2015 7:54 AM

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Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's air force bombed Islamic State targets inside Libya on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Egyptians there.

It was the first time Egypt confirmed launching air strikes against the group in neighboring Libya, suggesting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is ready to escalate his battle against militants seeking to topple his government.

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