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Egypt's Morsi opposes French intervention in Mali

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm •  Published: January 21, 2013

Egypt also has its own problems with militants. Since Mubarak's ouster, the nation's Sinai Peninsula bordering Gaza and Israel has become nearly lawless, with militants staging deadly attacks against Egyptian security forces and targets across the border in Israel.

Morsi also maintains close ties to Gaza's militant Hamas, whose followers share the ideology of the Brotherhood but is branded a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union. He brokered a truce between Hamas and Israel in November and has significantly relaxed Egypt's Mubarak-era siege of Gaza to allow the passage of goods.