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May 15, 2014 9:17 am

Egypt’s El-Sisi Asks U.S. for Military Aid to Help Fight Terrorism

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General Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jerusalem Post Abdel Fattah Sisi, the general who ousted an elected Islamist president and is set to become Egypt’s next head of state, called on the United States to help fight jihadi terrorism to avoid the creation of new Afghanistans in the Middle East.

In his first interview with an international news organization in the run-up to the May 26-27 vote, Sisi called for the resumption of U.S. military aid, worth $1.3 billion a year, which was partially frozen after a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

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