An Egyptian army soldier looks on from his position at a checkpoint in Al-Arish city, in the troubled northern part of the Sinai peninsula, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi also said Egypt's ongoing arms buildup was designed in part to equip the country to deal with terrorism and redress the "strategic imbalance" in the region created by conflict and turmoil engulfing several countries in the area like Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen.Egypt receives $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid.He refused to be drawn into specifics about militants' movements, saying it was only "natural" for them to move to Libya, where mostly Islamist militias wield influence over large swathes of territory, and eventually to Egypt. Sisi said subsequent operations by his security forces have killed the 14 militants he said participated in the attack. A "foreign" militant who participated in the attack was captured alive, he said. A spate of attacks earlier this year that targeted Egypt's minority Christians were blamed by authorities on militants based and trained in Libya. However, Cairo's efforts to persuade the country to engage in closer coordination over the dam appear to have made little headway, causing alarm in mostly desert Egypt, home to 95 million people.
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