Here's the Latest on Egypt's Airstrikes Against ISIS After Beheadings of Christians
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on "America's Newsroom" that the Egyptian military has conducted a second wave of airstrikes in Libya.
She explained that Darna, Libya was the area which was targeted by Egyptian military forces, because it has become a "de facto safe haven for ISIS."
Herridge said that intelligence officials are weighing the significance of the newest ISIS video, which shows 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded in Libya.
She added that one senior military intelligence source told Fox News that this video is "a direct challenge to western values and the western way of life." Herridge noted that the official said "the administration will likely continue to downplay these horrific incidents."
"A counter terrorism contact that tracks social media says the video follows the group's targeting plan for lone wolf assaults, military police and Christians," Herridge stated.
She shared that there are "highly symbolic elements" in the video, according to analysts who have reviewed it.
"The ISIS jihadi who speaks to the camera and threatens Rome, which is a symbol for Christianity, is seen as a reference to wearing the distinctive camo clothing that was worn by the executioners in the recent video where a Jordanian pilot was burned to death in a cage," Herridge explained. "This is significant and meant to show coordination between the two groups."
Watch Herridge's full report above on "America's Newsroom."