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Egypt's Sisi 'reserves right of retaliation' after mass killing of Copts in Libya

President says National Defence Council met to decide on responses to the IS killing of 21 Egyptians in Libya

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Feb 2015
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi delivers a speech on 15 Feb, 2015 (Photo: State TV)
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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves its right to retaliate against the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts by the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya at the suitable time and place.
 
The president added that the National Defence Council has met on Sunday night to decide the course of action to be taken in response.
 
IS published a graphic video on the internet Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of Coptic Christians it said it had kidnapped recently, and vowed to fight "crusaders."
 
In a televised speech on Sunday night, El-Sisi said he ordered the Egyptian government to provide full support to the families of the victims, and tighten a ban Egyptians' travel to its western neighbor.
 
He also said he issued directives to the government to take necessary steps in order to secure and facilitate the return of Egyptians trying to leave Libya.
 
El-Sisi added he commissioned Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri to travel to New York in order to hold talks with senior United Nations officials and members of the Security Council. 
 
The minister, El-Sisi said, would "demand the international community live up to its responsibilities by taking necessary actions in line with the UN convention, and to declare that what is happening in Libya threatens international peace and security."
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Farhan
27-02-2015 08:45am
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Sisi himself is a terrorist
His war against terrorism is oxymoron.
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c soper
16-02-2015 02:59pm
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Bravo
Some principled backbone in the Middle East at last!
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c soper
16-02-2015 02:59pm
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Bravo
Some principled backbone in the Middle East at last!
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c soper
16-02-2015 02:59pm
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Bravo
Some principled backbone in the Middle East at last!
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Trevor Elphick
16-02-2015 02:17pm
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Are You a Representative of Mohammed ----Then Honor his Sacred Name!!
Mohammed stopped the burying of the 1st born in the desert! He set a standard of life by which all Muslims & Christians should show Solemn Reverence to! ISIS by it's actions are "Spitting on the efforts & Standards Mohammed established" Choose this day Mohamed or Isis!
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Reslan
16-02-2015 08:38am
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Excellent speech president
Excellent your majesty... Lets start the job we are waiting for long time by this incident....
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Karn
16-02-2015 07:43am
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Blessings
Bless you El'Sisi for standing for the Christians and your countrymen. I grew up in Tripoli and my heart cries to see the evil staining the beaches. May God be with you as you seek justice. My prayers are with you. Thank you for your courage.
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Aladdin, Alex
16-02-2015 07:25am
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Kill to Save Life
Israel should join Jordon army to crush Da-ish and create w new nation of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordon and Syria. Iraq will join to flush out the remaining terrorists fleeing the on-sleight of terrorists escaping south. Terrorists have no HR for their acts
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Aladdin, Alex
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Kill to Save Life
Israel should join Jordon army to crush Da-ish and create w new nation of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordon and Syria. Iraq will join to flush out the remaining terrorists fleeing the on-sleight of terrorists escaping south. Terrorists have no HR for their acts
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Aladdin, Alex
16-02-2015 07:19am
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All Out War
Invade Qatar and put its wealth in trust fund managed by Arab League. Crush Hamas, disarm Gaza and rule it by military. NATO should join Egypt to crush terrorist groups in Libya and secure its southern front. Human Rights do not apply to terrorists who are killing civilians from behind. Cut at least one hand and one ear of nay terrorist arrested before releasing him. It is Ancient Egyptian army tradition. Ancient Egyptian army tradition.
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