Egypt: ISIS militias soon to be defeated
(MENAFN) On Friday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said that militias in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated.
This comes as part of his visit to the troops there days ahead of an election that is set to grant him a second term, state news agency MENA reported.
"Soon we will come here to celebrate victory over the deviants of the age," MENA quoted him as saying, referring to the militants.
Last November Sisi ordered the armed forces to defeat Daesh after an attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people, in the deadliest such incident in Egypt's history.
In February, Egypt's military launched its most publicised operation yet against the militants, who have waged years of attacks on the police and troops.
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