CIA director arrives in Cairo for hostage talks, Egyptian sources say

File: CIA Director William Burns speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 8, 2023. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP Photo)
File: CIA Director William Burns speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 8, 2023. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP Photo)

CIA Director William Burns arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo earlier today for hostage negotiations, an Egyptian security source and three sources at Cairo’s airport say.

Egypt, along with Qatar and the United States, has been leading efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas to broker a deal for a ceasefire and hostage release in Gaza.

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