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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Egypt appears to extend deadline to eradicate terrorism in Sinai

It would appear that Egypt has extended the three-month deadline to eradicate terrorism in Sinai, which expired on Thursday, writes Jared Malsin for the Wall Street Journal. El Sisi’s deadline has been prominent, “but it wouldn’t be the first self-imposed deadline for victory that comes and goes,” said Zack Gold, an analyst on Sinai with the American research institute CNA. Malsin takes note of the Armed Forces request last week to extend the Sinai deadline.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International is doubling down on its claims that a video released by the Egyptian Armed Forces shows that it used banned cluster bombs in North Sinai.

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