North Sinai Governor: Terrorism Will Be Defeated

Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 09:00
Cairo - Walid Abdul Rahman

Terrorism will be defeated and the residents of Sinai are beginning to enjoy a sense of security due to the efforts of the armed forces and police in combating the phenomenon, said North Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha.

Speaking before an audience of reporters and journalists in Sinai, he remarked that life had returned to normal in the region, despite some occasional terrorist operations.

He stressed that Egypt is facing a number of challenges and threats that are aimed at destabilizing the state and bringing back the Muslim Brotherhood to the political scene. The group is designated as terrorist by the authorities.

Shousha said national security is the ability to provide the greatest protection and stability for national work in all fields in order to safeguard the state, its goals and interests against internal and foreign threats.

Moreover, he added that the June 30, 2013 revolution was a landmark changing point in Egypt’s modern history when the army took the side of the people after the Brotherhood attempted to take over state institutions.

On Thursday, the armed forces announced that they had killed eight extremely dangerous terrorists in North Sinai.

The military had launched an offensive a year ago to rid the country of terrorists, with focus directed on northern Sinai.

The development coincided with Minister of Endowments Mohammed Mokhtar Jomaa calling on governors to bar any gatherings near buildings without prior written permission from the authorities.

Gatherings will be banned except in urgent cases.

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