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Egypt's Armed Forces mark annual Martyr Day

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Mar 2019
Egypt
Egypt's Defence minister General Mohamed Zaki (R) accompanied by the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid (L) salute martyrs on Martyrs Day (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's armed forces spokesman page on Facebook)
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Egypt’s Minister of Defence General Mohamed Zaki laid a wreath at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier in Cairo on Friday to mark Martyr Day. 

The Official Spokesperson of the Armed Forces Tamer El-Refai said that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had delegated General Zaki to lay a wreath at the memorial in Nasr City, to honour the country’s martyrs who gave their lives to preserve the nation.

General Zaki was accompanied by the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid.

Meanwhile, Minister Zaki delegated the heads of different military regions to lay wreaths on unknown soldier memorials nationwide, accompanied by the heads of security directorates and regional governors.

Martyr Day is celebrated on 9 March every year, marking the martyrdom of former Chief of Staff Abdel-Moneim Riad on that date in 1969.

Riad was killed alongside several of his aides in an Israeli mortar attack during the War of Attrition.

He had participated in several wars, including the 1948 Palestine War and the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956.

Abdel Moneam Riad
Martyr Abdel-Moneim Riad, former chief of staff of the armed forces (Photo: Al-Ahram)

El-Refai posted seven new videos on his Facebook page on Saturday to commemorate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in defence of Egypt against terrorism.

The Arabic hashtag #يوم_الشهيد was trending on Saturday, with different social media users tweeting about the topic. 

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