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Egypt strikes on IS in Libya 'sent strong message'

Egypt has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians, according to reports on state television.

The dawn strikes targeted camps, training sites and weapons storage areas - hours after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had the "right to respond" against IS.

The BBC's Sally Nabil in Cairo said that the strikes would send "a very strong message" to the Egyptian people, amid demands that the government should "act strongly and swiftly".

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