Egypt denies role in mysterious Tripoli air raid on jihadis

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.

“There are no Egyptian aircraft or forces in Libya and no Egyptian aircraft participated in military action inside Libya,” the official news agency MENA quoted him as saying.

Fajr Libya, a coalition of Islamist militias, said Saturday it had captured Tripoli’s battered international airport from nationalist militiamen.