Egypt Unrest Limits Role in Fighting Islamic State

September 20, 2014 9:56 PM

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During a recent stop in Cairo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt has a "key role" to play in the effort to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The Egyptian government reportedly assured Kerry of its support, but has not yet committed to any specific role as the U.S. assembles a coalition for the fight against IS extremists.

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