Egyptian President al-Sisi ordered airstrikes against the Libyan terrorist training camps that train and fund terrorists like those who massacred a busload of Egyptian Coptic Christians.
President al-Sisi implored President Trump to step up the war on terror: “I direct my appeal to President Trump: I trust you, your word and your ability to make fighting global terror your primary task.”
Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless of the camps’ location.
He also reiterated that the countries financing, training and arming terrorists should not get away unpunished.
“We will not hesitate to protect our people from the evil,” he said in a televised speech on Friday.
Egypt carried out six air strikesiin Derna in eastern Libya, state televion reported adding that it is where the militants who carried out the deadly attack on the Coptic Christians were trained.
The Egyptian president also directly addressed Donald Trump to take the lead in fighting terrorism.
“I direct my appeal to President Trump: I trust you, your word and your ability to make fighting global terror your primary task,” he said.
On Friday President Trump condemned the attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, denouncing the “thuggish ideology” and “evil organizations of terror.”
“Egypt will not hesitate in striking any camps that harbor or train terrorist elements whether inside Egypt or outside Egypt,” the al-Ahram news agency quoted Sisi as saying.
Egypt carried out six air strikes in Derna in eastern Libya, state television reported adding that it is where the militants who carried out the deadly attack on the Coptic Christians were trained.