The airstrikes followed an earlier wave that struck ISIS camps, training areas and weapons depots, the military said in a statement.
"Avenging Egyptian blood and punishing criminals and murderers is our right and duty," the Egyptian military said in the statement, which was broadcast on state television.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the airstrikes targeted ISIS locations in Derna.
"Leaving the situation as it is in Libya without a firm intervention to curtail these terrorist organizations would be a threat to international peace and security," the ministry said.
It wasn't immediately clear how much damage and casualties the airstrikes might have caused.
The bombing raids came after ISIS released a gruesome video Sunday that appeared to show ISIS militants beheading men they said were Christians on a beach. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, February 16, 2015
Egypt Bombs Islamic State in Libya
The Islamic State beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. Egypt has responded by beginning airstrikes.