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A handout photo made available by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) meeting with Pope Tawadros II (L) of Alexandria, head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, to offer condolences after the killing of Egyptian Christians in Libya, at the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Marcos in Cairo, Egypt, 16 February 2015. An Islamic State video released on 15 February claimed to show the extremist group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya more than a month ago. The Egyptian army responded on 16 February by an airstrike against the militants targeting bases and weapons storage facilities in Libya. Egyptian Presidency