Freitag, 26.05.2017 / 23:01 Uhr

Ägyptische Luftwaffe bombardiert Islamisten in Liyben

Thomas von der Osten-Sacken

Nachdem es heute erneut zu einem islamistischen Massacker an ägyptischen Kopten ka, dem mindestens 28 Menschen zum Opfer fielen, bombardierte die ägyptische Luftwaffe Ausbildungslager in Libyen, aus denen die Täter stammen sollten:

The airstrikes, which reportedly struck positions in the Libyan city of Derna appeared to be confirmed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in a speech addressing the nation following the killing of 28 Coptic Christians in the Egyptian city of Minya.

In his speech, Al-Sisi made multiple references to Libya and the threat ISIS and other terror organisations operating in the country poses to Egypt.

Über das Massaker schreibt der Telegraph:

The killers lay in wait in the desert outside the city of Minya and slaughtered the occupants of at three different vehicles as they drove towards the monastery of St Samuel the Confessor.

The masked gunmen sprayed bullets into a minibus carrying children from a church group, killing at least six of them, according to Egyptian media. Christian activists said the attackers also boarded a bus and killed the men before robbing the women of their jewelry and phones and leaving Islamist leaflets among the bodies. 

Egypt’s interior ministry said 28 people were murdered in total but church officials said they believed the actual death toll may be significantly higher. Another 22 people were wounded.