CAIRO: Egypt has no plans to launch military operations against the militant Islamic State affiliate in Libya, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Aide for Neighboring Countries Osama al-Magdoub Wednesday.
Media reports have claimed that there could be a military cooperation between Egypt and Britain, which announced its concerns over IS expansion in Libya, following a meeting between al-Magdoub and Bitish ambassador to Egypt John Casson.
The Minister aide noted that his meeting with Casson as a part of regular meetings between the Ministry officials and foreign ambassadors and diplomats.
On Feb. 16, Egyptian Armed Forces launched airstrikes against IS camps, stationing and training centers, and weapon stores in Libyan territories in cooperation with the Libyan Tobruk-based government, following mass execution of 20 Egyptian Copts by IS militants in February.
Egypt has severally called for unifying international efforts to combat the Islamic State terrorism.