The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Egypt Retaliates for Mass Beheadings

    Are they joining the fight? After watching the Libyan militants’ video of the horrific killings of 21 Egyptian Christians, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi had Egyptian warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Libya. The raids, supported by Libya’s own air force, should aid a Libyan government struggling against Islamist factions that are increasingly ISIS-affiliated. It remains to be seen whether the “heroic epic” unfolding on Egyptian television will be a sustained campaign, or just a fleeting reprisal.

    NYT, Reuters, L.A. Times

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