Egypt’s parliament approves troop deployment to Libya

Egypt's parliament approves troop deployment to LibyaEgypt’s parliament on Monday authorized the deployment of troops outside the country after the president threatened military action against Turkish-backed forces in Libya. The move could bring Egypt and Turkey, close U.S. allies that support rival sides in Libya’s chaotic proxy war, into direct confrontation. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has called the strategic coastal city of Sirte a “red line” and warned that any attack on the town would prompt Cairo to intervene militarily to protect its western border with the oil-rich country.

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