John Kerry in Cairo to drum up support for 'war' on jihadists

September 13, 2014 7:21 PM

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CAIRO: Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Egypt on Saturday on the latest leg of a regional tour aimed at forging a coalition for a US-led war on jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

Egypt's formidable army is unlikely to take part in military action against the Islamic State jihadists (IS), but it has closely cooperated with the United States on counter-terrorism.

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