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ISIS calls on fighters to disrupt Egypt's vote with attacks

CAIRO - A video purportedly by the Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is calling on its fighters to stage attacks during next month's presidential elections and warning Egyptians to stay away from polling centers.

 

The authenticity of the 23-minute video posted late Sunday on websites known to be sympathetic to the group could not be independently verified, but appeared similar to past releases by the group.

 

It makes a brief mention of an ongoing offensive by security forces against ISIS, suggesting it was made after the campaign began Friday.

  

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's re-election is virtually assured in the March 26-28 vote.

 


First published: 02.12.18, 15:10