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Sisi to meet political figures over Sinai developments

Coordinated militant attacks in North Sinai on Thursday left at least 30 dead, including army personnel and civilians

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Feb 2015
El-Sisi with party leaders
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi with party leaders (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will on Sunday meet with representatives of political parties and other public figures to discuss developments in the wake of a deadly attack in North Sinai that left 30 dead.

The meeting, to be held at Al-Galaa Theatre and organised by the army, will include army and police commanders as well as cabinet members, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The Reform and Development Party, on of the invitees, said the meeting will discuss the realities of the situation in Sinai and the measures taken to combat terrorism in the peninsula.

The right-of-centre Conference Party and the left-of-centre Egyptian Social Democratic Party also said they had received invitations.

On Thursday, a series of militant attacks in North Sinai left at least 30 dead, including army personnel and civilians.

The attacks were claimed by Sinai-based Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who have claimed most of the attacks in the area and who recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State

Following the attacks, El-Sisi issued a decree to create a unified military command for east of the Suez Canal to counter-terrorism led by General Osama Roshdy Askar, the commander ofthe Third Army.

In mid-January, El-Sisi met with a number of political parties at a two-day meeting, his first meetings with parties since he became president last year, to discuss preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The army has been combating a decade-long jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has spiked in the last year and a half.

The attacks mainly target army and police personnel but civilians have been affected too.

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Nour Beltagi
01-02-2015 02:55pm
This is a political problem...It requires a politicalsolution
And a political solution requies the return of the Ikhwan as the biggest political party in Egypt.
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02-02-2015 06:27pm
@Fahmy, Its terrorist Sisi who is terrorizing people, not MB
Its him who has murdered thosuands of people, its him who has imprisoned hundreds of thousands not MB, ask him to stop being a fascist terrorist, We know he has support of Anti-Muslim Nazis but those Nazis would kill him when their work is done.
Amin Fahmy
02-02-2015 04:38am
The biggest terrorist group on Earth
Why doesn't MB join then? Instead of terrorizing the people.

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