“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi tells CBS (in interview Egyptian government asked not to air) that his country is cooperating with Israeli security forces in order to drive Islamic State out of Sinai Peninsula”

Report: Sisi says Egypt, Israel cooperate against militants
by Associated Press
January 5, 2019

Egypt’s president has told CBS that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government’s request that the network not air the interview. Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quote President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as denying there are political prisoners in Egypt, where he has overseen one of the largest crackdowns on dissent in the country’s modern history since the ouster by the military, then led by him, of an Islamist but divisive president. READ MORE

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