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Egypt's Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad amid tensions over Libya

Jun 20, 2020

Egypt’s dictator, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Saturday ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission inside or outside the country to “protect its national security”, amid tensions over Turkey’s intervention in neighbouring Libya.

Turkey supports the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, which, with Turkish support, has reversed a 14-month assault on the capital by Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA).

The LNA is backed by Russia, France, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.