ISIS attack Egyptian bus killing 29 Coptic Christians


"The eagles of our nation returned following the successful execution of their tasks", the army said in a statement, referring to the Egyptian air force pilots who carried out the air strikes on militant training camps in the neighbouring country.

The facade of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality building wore red, white, black and golden hues on Saturday night as it was lit up in solidarity with Egypt, which suffered a lethal terror attack on Friday.

In a speech given after the bus attack, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi referenced President Donald Trump as he laid out his plans to combat terrorists on a regional scale.

There have been a number of attacks on Coptic Christians in the country in recent months claimed by Islamic State militants.

Rival gangs in the capital, Tripoli are now engaged in the latest round of clashes, which has reportedly resulted in dozens of people killed and over a hundred injured.

The ISIS said in a statement on Saturday that it had carried out the killing of Egyptian Christians on Friday.

The minister's decision comes one day after 29 Coptic Christians were killed in an attack by armed men on buses carrying worshippers to a monastery in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate.

The government didn't say where, exactly the sites were located but Egyptian television reported the airstrikes targeted the eastern Libyan city of Dema.

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The Interior Ministry said the assailants opened fire as the bus traveled to the St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in Maghagha, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo.

In this still image taken from video provided by the Egyptian military, an Egyptian fighter jet takes off from an undisclosed location in Egypt to strike militant hideouts in the Libyan city of Darna, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Coptic Christians, whose church dates back nearly 2,000 years, make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 92 million.

Last month two church bombings killed more than 45. also claimed by the so-called Islamic State.

In past attacks, Egypt had usually identified local jihadists as the perpetrators. In December, a suicide bomber struck a church in Cairo, killing 29 Copts.

The Minya attack is the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Egypt's Christians, following the Palm Sunday Suicide Bombings.

King Salman expressed Saudi Arabia's preparedness to stand behind and back Egypt until terrorism is removed from its roots and seizes to exist in any form.