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Hariri condemns attacks on Egyptian army

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, right, receives former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Cairo, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday condemned the attacks that killed 21 Egyptian soldiers near the Libyan border in a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

He described the crime as “despicable and aiming to undermine Egypt’s stability and its role in confronting terrorism,” praising Sisi’s effort to suppress “extremism and cut the road to sabotage and chaos in the Arab world,” said a statement released by Hariri's office.

The Saturday attacks, which killed 21 Egyptian border guards, targeted the Egyptian troops’ checkpoint.

The checkpoint lies in the western desert governorate of Wadi al-Gedid, Egypt’s largest province that borders Libya to the west and Sudan to the south.





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