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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Libya targets being questioned

A number of outlets have taken to questioning who exactly Egypt is bombing inLibya. Sputnik Radio interviewed managing director of the Libya-Analysis consultancy and deputy director at Eye on ISIS in Libya, Rhiannon Smith, who questions the strategy of blanket bombing of terrorists, saying that the situation will only destabilize Libya further. Smith seems particular critical of the Egyptian government choosing a side in the multi-factional conflict there.

It has even been suggested by Reuters’ Ahmed Aboulenein and Giles Elgood that the air raids on Libya were planned all along to bolster the position of Egypt’s ally in the conflict Khalifa Haftar and that the massacres in Minya were a pretext to launch them. A leading target of the allies was the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council, which reportedly denied attacking Egypt and has limited operating capacity outside of Derna. Breitbart is also picking up coverage of Egypt’s targets in Libya and their relation to the attacks in Egypt.

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