Egypt denies role in Tripoli air raid

  • AFP, Cairo
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2014 14:17 IST

Egypt on Sunday denied any involvement in an air strike on positions held by Islamist militiamen around the Libyan capital's airport.

"Egypt categorically denies press reports that Egyptian warplanes bombarded positions held by armed Islamist militias in the Libyan capital," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Libyan Islamists have charged that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind a raid around Tripoli airport on Friday night that killed 13 fighters.

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