Egypt's President Backs Global Campaign Against Islamic State Extremists

(Wall Street Journal) Gerard Baker and Jay Solomon - Egyptian President Al Sisi pledged his support for the U.S. war against Islamic State militants, but called on President Obama to widen his campaign against extremism, citing terrorist threats in Libya, Sudan, Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula. He also said he is pursuing economic development, education and the promotion of religious tolerance as tools that were just as important for neutralizing the Islamic State and other radical groups as military strikes. The U.S. is preparing to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt that were placed on hold after Sisi and his military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013. U.S. officials believe that UAE warplanes, using Egyptian air bases, conducted at least three airstrikes on Islamist militias in Libya last month.

2014-09-24 00:00:00

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