cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi says he needs more military equipment to tackle Islamic State (IS). In an interview Friday with The Times, Sisi warns that warriors of IS are re-grouping in Libya and that some militants from that country try to enter Egypt.
After the losses of IS in Iraq and Syria, according to Sisi, militants depart to other countries in the Middle East and beyond. 'It's not just a threat to us. It is also a threat to Europe, 'said the Egyptian president.
Egypt has spent over $ 10 billion ($ 8.5 billion) since 2014 on French and Russian fighter aircraft, submarines of German nuclear weapons and other weapons.
In 2014, Sisi won the presidential elections in his country with force majeure. In recent years, the Sisi regime, according to human rights organizations, has put in prison tens of thousands of opponents.