Egypt denies role in Tripoli air raid

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.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

Cairo: 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.