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Security Alert in Egypt for Eid Celebrations, Africa Cup
Tuesday, 4 June, 2019


Egyptian soldiers training in the Suez area. AFP file photo

Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat

Egypt’s security apparatuses have been deployed to bolster security during Eid al-Fitr celebrations and the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that will be held between June 21 and July 19.

On Monday, security and police forces were deployed on major roads and tourist attractions amid an announcement by the Egyptian Interior Ministry that it has started upping security measures nationwide to protect citizens.

The ministry said the deployed elements are trained in immediate response to deal firmly and decisively with whoever aims to disturb security and peace.

Starting Tuesday, Egypt celebrates Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Also, the Interior Ministry explained that a new plan was set to deal with traffic congestion as it deployed qualified recruits to work in the traffic departments of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria.

In north Sinai, the Egyptian Army and police continued their anti-terror operations, mainly against ISIS members.

Undersecretary of the Health Ministry in northern Sinai Dr. Tareq Kamel said that the ministry requested all hospitals across the province to take a series of emergency measures and ensure that extra medication is available.

Late last month, Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad said a special committee has been set up to deal with security concerns at the Africa Cup of Nations.

In May, at least 17 people were injured when an explosion hit a bus carrying mostly South African tourists in Cairo, on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

The Nations Cup will feature 24 teams from around the continent to play at venues in Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez.


 

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Egypt Police Kill 4 Militants in Sinai
8 June, 2019

File photo: Egyptian security forces stand by their Armored Personnel Carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai peninsula. AFP

Asharq Al-Awsat

Egypt said Saturday that security forces have killed four militants in the restive northern part of Sinai Peninsula.

The Interior Ministry said the four were killed in a shootout with police south of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish. Police seized automatic rifles, bombs and explosive belts.

The ministry said the four were implicated in an attack earlier this week on a police checkpoint in northern Sinai that authorities say left eight policemen dead.

On Thursday, authorities said security forces killed 14 suspected militants linked to the attack, which was claimed by ISIS.

 

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Egypt Police Kill 4 Militants in Sinai
8 June, 2019

File photo: Egyptian security forces stand by their Armored Personnel Carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai peninsula. AFP

Asharq Al-Awsat

Egypt said Saturday that security forces have killed four militants in the restive northern part of Sinai Peninsula.

The Interior Ministry said the four were killed in a shootout with police south of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish. Police seized automatic rifles, bombs and explosive belts.

The ministry said the four were implicated in an attack earlier this week on a police checkpoint in northern Sinai that authorities say left eight policemen dead.

On Thursday, authorities said security forces killed 14 suspected militants linked to the attack, which was claimed by ISIS.

 

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Three-Year Imprisonment for ‘Returnees From Libya’ in Egypt
11 June, 2019

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An Egyptian court sentenced Monday two convicts to three-year imprisonment in the “Returnees from Libya” case.

They were convicted of involvement in acts of violence and terrorism outside Egyptian territory and planning to target facilities inside the country.

Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mohammed Farouk and Ashraf al-Sayyed to three years in prison and awarded them criminal costs.

In February 2015, the Attorney General referred them both to criminal prosecution after being arrested at Salloum port on their return from Libya.

The prosecution accused them of receiving military training by al-Qaeda in Libya, joining a group established contrary to the provisions of law, impeding the constitution’s provisions, preventing state institutions and public authorities from carrying out their work, attacking people’s freedom, and harming national unity and social peace.

“They used terrorism as a means to achieve their purposes, and they participated and others in assaulting people, using force and violence against each other and carrying firearms,” it said.

The two convicts were sentenced by a different criminal court, ranging from execution to life imprisonment.

They appealed these sentences to the Court of Cassation, which accepted the appeal and ordered their retrial before a different criminal court.

In another case, the country’s Court of Cassation has commuted a death sentence against a defendant convicted in the case of storming Kerdasa police station in Giza on July 2013 following an appeal filed by the defendant.

It also rejected appeals by three defendants sentenced to life in prison and seven others sentenced to 15 years in the same case.

The prosecution had charged the defendants with premeditated murder, attempted murder, possession of firearms and ammunition and attacks on police officers.

Monday’s Court of Cassation verdict comes more than a year after the defendants were handed jail terms by a Giza criminal court in a retrial in May 2018.

 

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Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker, for plotting riots
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June 25, 2019

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The raid targeted at least 19 businesses and economica entities with links to the Brotherhood. (File/AFP)


  • Egyptian officials said the detained have links to the brotherhood
  • They also said the detained were plotting to incite violence and riots on June 30
CAIRO: Egypt says police have arrested at least eight people, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country’s 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

The Interior Ministry said on Tuesday the arrest of Zyad El-Elaimy, the former lawmaker, was part of a raid that targeted at least 19 businesses and economic entities linked to the Brotherhood.

The ministry says economist Omar El-Shenety and journalists Hossam Monis and Hisam Fouad were also arrested.

It says the detained were collaborating with wanted Brotherhood members in Turkey to plot violence and riots on the anniversary of the June 30 mass protests that led to the military ouster of President Muhammad Mursi from power. Mursi collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom last week.

 

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10 dead in militant attack on security forces in Egypt’s Sinai
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June 26, 2019

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Above, Egyptian security forces guard a checkpoint on a road leading to Arish in this July 26, 2018 photo. Egypt has been battling Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula for years. (AFP)

  • Daesh claims responsibility for simultaneous raids on military positions in Arish
  • Egyptian security forces have been battling Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula for years
CAIRO: Seven Egyptian police officers and four militants were killed in a clash in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

The clash took place late on Tuesday when militants attacked forces stationed southwest of the city of Arish, the ministry said in a statement.

Daesh claimed the attack, saying it had carried out simultaneous raids on military positions in Arish, according to a statement carried on the group’s Amaq news agency.

Security sources said the militants had used more than 10 four-wheel vehicles in coordinated attacks at four sites.

Egyptian security forces have been battling Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula for years and launched a counter-insurgency campaign in the area in February 2018.

Earlier this month militants attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai, an assault that left eight security personnel dead according to the interior ministry.

 

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