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Vol 56 No 14

Published 10th July 2015


Egypt

Attacks bring 'state of war'

A new phase of Islamist violence and brutal retaliation by the regime shakes Egypt to the core

The modest security gains which President Abdel Fatah el Sisi's military regime could claim have all but dissolved in a deluge of violence initiated by Islamists and unmatched since the military coup of July 2013. Many believe a new act has begun. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab says the country is now in 'a real state of war'.

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