Egypt President Gives Forces 3 Months to Calm Restive Sinai

(AP-New York Times) After the worst terrorist attack in Egypt's modern history at a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi gave his security forces a three-month deadline to crush the insurgency in Sinai. In a televised ceremony marking Muhammad's birthday on Wednesday, Sissi said, "I am mandating [Chief of Staff] Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Farid Hegazy before you and the entire people of Egypt to restore security and stability in Sinai. With God's benevolence and your efforts and sacrifices, you and the police will restore security and use all brute force, all brute force."

2017-11-30 00:00:00

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