08/25/2014 01:11 pm ET Updated Aug 25, 2014

Egypt And United Arab Emirates Said To Have Secretly Carried Out Libya Airstrikes

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Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam.

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