Egypt’s Sisi visits troops in North Sinai after attacks

By 10:24 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 Comments


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday visited

North Sinai to inspect troops following a series of deadly

attacks on military checkpoints, state-run news agency

MENA reported.

Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said that Sisi wore a

military uniform during his visit to show solidarity with the

Armed Forces.

Sisi stressed that the Egyptian army was doing a great job

and that history would remember its role in protecting the

nation.

He also saluted military officers for their sacrifices for the

sake of the Egyptian people.

A wave of terrorist attacks hit Sinai Peninsula on

Wednesday. According to an Armed Forces statement, the

attacks left 100 extremists and 17 soldiers dead.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to Islamic

State (IS) group, claimed responsibility for these attacks.

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by

the army in 2013, North Sinai witnessed escalated attacks

launched by extremists, leading to hundreds of deaths.

The Egyptian Armed Forces then launched large-scale

operations to crack down on extremists in the region.


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