News

Egypt’s Military Deployed Nationwide For Security And Protection

Egypt’s Military Deployed Nationwide For Security And Protection

geee

Egypt’s armed forces announced late Monday the deployment of its forces in all governorates nationwide to “protect public and private properties, secure roads … and contribute to the capture of criminals and outlaws.”

Armed Forces Spokesman Mohamed Samir said in a statement that the deployment comes to carry out the decision of Egypt’s National Defence Council in regards to protecting the state’s vital facilities.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called on the council to convene shortly after a video was released on Sunday night showing masked men beheading 21 Egyptian Copts who had been kidnapped in Libya for weeks.

The men responsible for the beheading are believed to belong to a division of Islamic State fighters in Libya.

Egypt responded early Monday with launching airstrikes targeting “training points and weapons and ammunition storage” sites belonging to the Islamic State Fighters in Iraq and Syria on Libyan soil, the armed forces said.

The Egyptian air force launched a second round of strikes against militant targets in the Libyan city of Derna, in coordination with Libyan armed forces on Monday afternoon, a military source said.

Sisi had responded to the beheadings in a national address saying that “Egypt reserves the right to respond in the method and timing it deems suitable for retribution from these killers.”

Egypt's President Calls For United Nations To Allow International Intervention In Libya
Plan To Evacuate Egyptians In Libya Through Tunisia

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Putin: Russia to Resume Flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh in the Nearest Time

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 19, 2018

Egypt Qualifies for the 2019 African Cup of Nations

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 17, 2018

Egyptian Army: 450 Terrorists Killed in Sinai Offensive

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 16, 2018

Australia Slammed for Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Egyptian StreetsOctober 16, 2018

Egypt Will Reuse Treated Wastewater in Agriculture

Nour EltiganiOctober 16, 2018

Egypt Talks with International Banks to Decrease World Prices

Nour EltiganiOctober 15, 2018

Egypt Backs Saudi Arabia Over the Case of Missing Journalist Khashoggi

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 15, 2018

Siwa’s Shali Village Restoration to Be Complete by 2020

Egyptian StreetsOctober 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.