Egypt’s president says the defeat of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is more likely to have pressured militants to hunt a protected haven in neighboring Libya, from which they’ll later cross into his nation.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi additionally says Egypt’s ongoing arms buildup is designed partially to equip the nation to cope with terrorism and redress the “strategic imbalance” within the area created by battle and turmoil engulfing a number of nations within the space.
He refused to be drawn into specifics about militants’ actions, saying it was solely “pure” for them to maneuver to Libya, the place militias wield affect over giant swathes of territory, and ultimately to Egypt.
“This can be a menace not simply confronted by us, but in addition by Europe,” he informed reporters late Wednesday.
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