Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered airstrikes against suspected militants, after a horrendous attack at a mosque in northern Sinai last week.
Two dozen gunmen detonated explosives and opened fire on worshipers during Friday prayers in the Sinai village of Bir al-Abed.
When the gunfire finally stopped – over 300-people were killed, including two dozen children.
It’s been described as the worst terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history.
On Wednesday, the Egyptian president gave his security forces a three-month deadline to restore security and stability in northern Sinai.
CGTN’s Adel el-Mahrouky reports from Cairo.
To discuss all of this:
- Khaled Dawoud, professor at the American University in Cairo and deputy editor-in-chief at Al-Ahram Weekly.
- Abdel Bari Atwan, the Editor-in-Chief of Rai al-Youm, an Arabic independent newspaper.
- Graeme Bannerman, a former Middle East Analyst with the U.S. State Department.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) November 25, 2017
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— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 28, 2017
Egypt's deadliest terror attack in it’s modern history targeted hundreds of Sufi worshippers. So what is Sufism? https://t.co/ttscDLMIvq
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) November 25, 2017