Egyptian military backs Sissi for presidency, as insurgency becomes more sophisticated

By Erin Cunningham, Abigail Hauslohner, January 28, 2014

CAIRO — A powerful council of Egypt’s top military commanders announced Monday that it is backing Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sissi for president, a move likely to entrench the military’s political power and intensify its battle with an increasingly sophisticated Islamist insurgency.

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