Last Update 23:17
Saturday, 25 May 2019

Top Sinai militant confesses murder of 25 policemen: Security source

Adel Mohamed Ibrahim, aka Adel Habara, has reportedly confessed to shooting 25 police officers on 19 August in Sinai

MENA, Sunday 1 Sep 2013
Views: 4690
Views: 4690
Sinai militant Adel Mohamed Ibrahim, also known as Adel Habara, confessed on Sunday to the murder of 25 off-duty policemen on the Arish-Rafah road, a security source told state news agency MENA.
He was arrested on Saturday along with two other suspects.
Habara re-enacted the crime he reportedly committed, along with others, in front of the authorities.
The source stated that Habara is currently being investigated in order to determine the identity of his accomplices.
Habara has already been sentenced to death in absentia for killing soldiers in the Nile Delta last year.
Authorities have been engaged in a long-running battle against militants in the northern-half of the strategic region, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Earlier on Saturday, security officials confirmed 31 militants have been arrested since Thursday, including three who are suspected of involvement in last week's attack and two who were caught seeking treatment for wounds sustained during clashes with police.
The 25 off-duty policemen were reportedly stopped on their way to their barracks, lined up and shot on 19 August, in one of the worst militant attacks on security forces in the peninsula in recent months. 
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.