Egyptian leader faults foreign powers in Sinai attack

October 26, 2014 5:48 AM

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Egyptian leader faults foreign powers in Sinai attack

CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a ‘‘foreign-funded operation’’ and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

In thundering remarks delivered before cameras ahead of a military funeral for the slain troops, Sissi said there are foreign powers that want to ‘‘break the back of Egypt,’’ without elaborating. He vowed to take drastic measures to uproot the militants and said Egypt is engaged in an ‘‘extensive wa...

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