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Recent US airstrike on Libya carried out in response to UN-backed gov. request: foreign ministry

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Tuesday ,02 August 2016

Recent US airstrike on Libya carried out in response to UN-backed gov. request: foreign ministry
The Monday bombing of Islamic State targets in Libya, which was carried out by the U.S. air force, came in response to the U.N.-backed government’s request to help push the militants from their former stronghold at Libya’s Sirte, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
 
“Egypt supports efforts aiming at enhancing the capability of the U.N.-backed government to target IS stronghold,” foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement on Tuesday.