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UAE sends Egypt armoured vehicles to assist in securing elections

Ahram Online, Saturday 24 May 2014
 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan (Photo:Reuters)
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Cairo has received 15 armoured vehicles from the United Arab Emirates, to aid in securing next week’s presidential election. The vehicles were transported by army planes and were handed over to Egypt's interior ministry, an airport source told state agency MENA.

Militant attacks, primarily targeting security forces, have become common since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the military last summer amid mass protests against his rule. Over five hundred security personnel have been killed in the attacks.

During the January referendum on the new constitution, a bomb exploded in central Cairo. No one was injured in the blast.

Egyptians will go to the polls on 26 and 27 May.

The UAE has been one of the most vocal supporters of the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and Egypt's interim authorities.

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expat
24-05-2014 07:27pm
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a gesture,thats all
15 vehicles would not even secure 2 streets in luxor sufficient,if the people get upset but maybe that equipment is high end bought from the us and rather information gathering.. all in all,for 90 million people more is needed,most of all a future beyond poverty
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Allen
24-05-2014 04:10pm
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All Arab states know all too well.....
How peaceful the Muslim brotherhood terrorists really are. I am sure the Egyptian voters appreciate the UAE's good will and protection .
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Khaled
24-05-2014 08:48pm
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Arab Monrachs
If anyone thinks that these monarchs feel pain for Eyptians or democracy is either a fool or a blind supporter of dictators.These arab monrachs always supported the corrupt autocrat regimes of the region and provided shelter inorder to proctect theri own skins.They are always aftraid of peoples awaressness of their basic right of freedom & right to slect their rulers as per their choice.That the reasons These monarch always supported Egyptian dictators for decades.They are now fully supporting CC to kill the democracy for ever.This is not in love of Egypt but to repress the Egyptian to kill aspiration of the Egyptians.
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