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Egypt PM says country ‘in midst of real war’

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab says in the weekly government meeting in Cairo: “We are in the midst of a real war,” according to Ynet.

Mahlab speaks after a massive terror attack in the northwestern Sinai and the assassination of the Egyptian attorney general earlier this week.

Mahlab says he will hand to President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi several bills that will facilitate the Egyptian government’s war against terror.

Eypt has a presidential system of government; the leader of the executive branch is the president, Sissi.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, file photo (AFP/STR)
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, file photo (AFP/STR)

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