Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's Sisi resigns as defence minister

Abdel Fattah el-SisiCairo, March 27 - Egypt's defence minister and armed forces chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July, tendered his resignation Wednesday, the media reported.

Sisi is expected to run for president in the upcoming presidential election, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported.

Quoting a military source, the daily said Sisi was expected to announce the decision in a statement.

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