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  1. Egypt Retaliates for Mass Beheadings

    Are they joining the fight? After watching the Libyan militants’ video of the horrific killings of 21 Egyptian Christians, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi had Egyptian warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Libya. The raids, supported by Libya’s own air force, should aid a Libyan government struggling against Islamist factions that are increasingly ISIS-affiliated. It remains to be seen whether the “heroic epic” unfolding on Egyptian television will be a sustained campaign, or just a fleeting reprisal.

    NYT, Reuters, L.A. Times

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