President says Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants, blames Muslim Brotherhood

January 31, 2015 5:15 PM

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President says Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants, blames Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian soldier mans a checkpoint in el-Arish, 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of Cairo, North Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi told the nation in a televised address Saturday to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. An Islamic State-linked group in Egypt claimed responsibility for a string of bomb and gun attacks Thursday night targeting Egyptian military positions that killed at least 30 security force members. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

Egyptian soldiers man a checkpoint in el-Arish, 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of Cairo, North Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi told the nation in a televised address Saturday to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists following a wave of...

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