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    Qatar has recalled its ambassador in Cairo amid disputes over Egyptian air strikes in Libya.

    Qatar recalled its ambassador to Egypt Thursday "for consultation" following a row over Cairo's air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya, Qatari state media said.

    Doha expressed reservation at an Arab League meeting in Cairo over Egypt's unilateral decision to carry out air raids in Libya without consultations with other Arab states.

    Egyptian F-16s bombed militant bases in the eastern city of Derna on Tuesday, after the Islamic State group in Libya released a gruesome video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were in the country seeking work when they were captured by the group.


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