Egypt – Terrorist attack in northern Sinai – Reminder of the statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian (24 November 2017)

I was dismayed to learn of the attack carried out today against a mosque in a village in northern Sinai, close to the town of El Arish, which killed several hundred worshippers during Friday Prayers.

France utterly condemns this despicable attack which has plunged the whole of Egypt into mourning.

I extend France’s condolences to the bereaved, as well as to the Egyptian authorities and people.

France stands resolutely alongside Egypt in this new ordeal. We will continue to stand together in the fight against terrorism and fanaticism.

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