Egyptian tribes pledge to battle Islamist groups

May 10, 2015 17:54

ISMAILIA - Thirty Egyptian tribes based in the Sinai said on Sunday they would confront jihaist groups including an Islamic State affiliate that has killed hundreds of soldiers and police, in a boost to Egypt's efforts to improve security.

The Sinai Tribal Federation said in a statement that it had held its first meeting on Sunday to discuss ways to tackle Islamists seeking to topple the US-backed Cairo government.

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