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Egypt Calls on World for Help in Libya Against ISIS

BBC News   in  ·
February 16, 2015

Egypt has called on the international community to intervene against Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that what was happening in Libya was a threat to world peace and security.

His remarks came as Egyptian jets bombed IS targets in response to a militant video of the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.

Libya has been in chaos since 2011, with militias battling for control of territory and two rival governments.

But the BBC’s Jim Muir says there is little international appetite for military involvement and the emphasis remains on trying to find a political and diplomatic solution to the country’s problems.

‘Clear danger’

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