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Egypt announces terror-fighting council that includes Pope

July 27, 2017 11:01 AM
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CAIRO – Egypt's president has announced the formation of a new body to confront terrorism and extremism that includes the country's top officials.

Wednesday's decree by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the National Council to Confront Terrorism and Extremism will be comprised of 10 Egyptian government ministers, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the Pope, Egypt's former Grand Mufti and parliament's speaker. It will be chaired by el-Sissi.

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