Egypt’s president said the defeat of the extremist ISIS group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya, from which they will later cross into his country where his security forces have been battling militants in the Sinai peninsula and, more recently, in its vast western desert.
A girl carries a national flag while riding in a car as people gather in Tahrir square to celebrate an extension of the Suez Canal, in Cairo, Egypt, August 6, 2015. (Reuters)
No reliable estimates
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris on Oct. 24, 2017. (AP)