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Egypt's El-Sisi salutes sacrifices of armed forces ahead of Sinai Liberation Day

In a pre-recorded speech, president El-Sisi lauds the efforts of the Egyptian armed forces in Sinai, promises more development in the Peninsula

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Apr 2015
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi while commemorating 33rd annual celebration of liberating Sinai on Thursday 23 April, 2015 (Photo: courtesy of the military spokesperson)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces in the Sinai Peninsula ahead of the commemoration of the 33rd annual Sinai Liberation Day.

"The freedom of taking decisions and a strong will necessitates the existence of strong armed forces who believe in their responsibility towards their nation," says El-Sisi in a 10-minute recorded speech.

Egypt's armed forces have been combatting a ten-year-old Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has left hundreds dead and many others injured on both sides.

Islamist attacks against security forces n North Sinai have spiked to almost daily levels  since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

The Egyptian president also saluted the martyrs who have recently died during what he described as "the battle of dignity" against Islamist militants, stressing that Egypt will not allow anyone to "threaten its national security."

"Sinai residents have also been playing a vital role in our battle with terrorist groups, and we have been making all efforts to provide them with security."

The president also spoke about his government's plans for development in Sinai.

"In response to the needs of the people living there, we are working on building new cities such as a New Rafah city, as well as an new Ismailia city," said El-Sisi,

The president said all these projects aim to create job opportunities for youth in Sinai youth.

25 April marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1982 withdrawal of Israeli forces from Egypt's Sinai after 25 years of occupation.

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Allen
24-04-2015 09:01am
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A well deserved appreciation.
These troops not only have the task of protecting Egypt from foreign enemies, but extend themselves to protect the public from home grown Muslim brotherhood terrorists.
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Ahmed Kamel
23-04-2015 10:56pm
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Who write that stuff
Al Ahram insists on calling President El Sissi by "Egypt's El Sissi" giving the impression that there's another El Sissi or others around the world or that Al Ahram is a foreign newspaper! Why can't you just write: President El Sissi?? You certainly don't see the US media for example calling Obama by "USA's Obama" ??
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Aladdin, ALex
23-04-2015 04:46pm
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Salute
We defeat Israel in 6 hours in 1973. I was young officer at Bir GIfgafa. To defeat our eastern gate from savages, syphone sea water to one of the tunnel outlet nearby. Water will flood the tunnels web underground. the water will flow under ground by gravity flow. Shame on our marine scientists and Army engineer. Tahya Misr.
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