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Pound them into the dirt.

Christians (and other minorities) throughout the Middle East are being persecuted by Muslims following the dictates of their ideology, Islam.

Egypt launches air strikes on Islamic State after terror group releases video showing beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya 

Images circulating on Twitter of airstrikes in Derna Libya where Egypt is bombing ISIS targets

Retaliation: Pictures claiming to be of the air strikes in Libya by Egyptian forces emerged online this morning

  • New ISIS video allegedly shows beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians
  • The men, Egyptian guest workers, were kidnapped in Libya in January
  • The graphic video appeared on an ISIS-supporting Twitter on Sunday
  • This morning Egypt launched air strikes on ISIS positions in Libya 
  • Government said they were ‘to avenge the bloodshed and to seek retribution from the killers’

Egypt launched airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Libya this morning as it ‘seeks retribution’ for the barbaric filmed beheading of 21 Coptic Christians.

There were at least seven strikes in the Derna in the east of the country, which has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism since dictator Libyan Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011.

It was the first time Egypt announced military action against Islamist targets in its western neighbour, having previously denied it targeted militants there, and the first time militants connected with the Islamic State terror group have been hit with airstrikes outside Syria and Iraq.

The strikes are in response to a gruesome video, released last night, showing a group of orange jumpsuit-clad Coptic Christians being marched to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea by masked and knife-wielding militants.

The 21 men, who were Egyptian migrant workers kidnapped last month, are then seen being forced onto their knees before they are beheaded simultaneously by the militants standing behind them.

Target: Egypt's ministry of defence said jets had targeted weapons caches and training camps

Target: Egypt’s ministry of defence said jets had targeted weapons caches and training camps

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