Egypt, UAE bomb Islamic militant targets in Libya, according to US State Dept.

One of Libya's neighbors and a Persian Gulf state teamed up to attack Islamic militias within the north African nation, a State Department spokeswoman said.

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Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. US officials said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks.