Egypt and UAE Launch Airstrikes Against Islamists in Libya

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmitt - Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya - without informing Washington - senior American officials said. Since last year, the new Egyptian government and its backers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE have launched a campaign across the region to roll back the threat posed by Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Arrayed against them and backing the Islamists are Turkey and Qatar.

2014-08-26 00:00:00

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