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Egypt threatens military action in Libya if Turkish-backed forces seize Sirte

President Sisi’s belligerent rhetoric underlines concern over strategic port and any deal between Ankara and Moscow

Egypt’s leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has threatened to intervene militarily in neighbouring Libya if Turkish-backed forces capture Sirte, a strategic port and gateway to important oil terminals. The warning adds to tensions in the war-torn, oil-exporting north African country that has become a proxy battleground for regional and international powers. Weapons and mercenaries have poured…

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