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Egypt and UAE Launch Airstrikes Against Islamists in Libya

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Egypt and UAE Launch Airstrikes Against Islamists in Libya – David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmitt (New York Times)
(dailyalert.org, Aug. 26, 2014)

    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. 

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