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Tags: libya | egypt | warplanes | bombing

Officials: Egypt Warplanes Bombing Libyan Militias

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 02:46 PM EDT

CAIRO  — Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

The officials, who have first-hand knowledge of the operation, say the use of the aircraft is part of an Egyptian-led operation against the militiamen that involves Libyan ground troops.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Libyan lawmaker Tareq al-Jorushi confirmed to the AP that Egyptian warplanes were taking part in the ongoing operation in Benghazi, but added that they were being flown by Libyan pilots.

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Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing positions of Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.The officials, who have first-hand knowledge of the operation, say the use of the aircraft is part of an Egyptian-led...
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