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Warplanes Carry Out 3 Air Strikes On Libya This Morning- Witness

Warplanes launched three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna today, a witness has told the Reuters news agency.

The witness told Reuters one attack hit the western entrance to Derna and the other two hit Dahr al-Hamar in the south. There has so far not been confirmation from officials of the strikes.

Reuters adds that no-one has claimed responsibility for the raid yet but it comes days after Egypt attacked camps there, saying it was targeting militants responsible for killing Egyptian Christians.

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Egyptian jets attacked Derna on Friday, just hours after masked militants boarded vehicles en route to a monastery in the southern Egyptian province of Minya and opened fire at close range, killing 29 and wounding 24.

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack in Egypt, the latest targeting Christian minority there.