Last Update 21:49
Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Egyptian policeman rescued from Western Desert kidnap may continue treatment abroad

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Nov 2017
Freed officer Hayes
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visiting freed officer Mohamed El-Hayes at Hospital (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
Views: 2401
Views: 2401

A police officer who was abducted by terrorists in the Western Desert last month and later rescued by security forces may continue his medical treatment abroad, his father has said.

Mohamed El-Hayes was abducted during a shootout when security forces raided a terrorist hideout in Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres (83 miles) southwest of Cairo.

Sixteen police forces were killed during the incident on 19 October.

"My son has undergone four surgeries to his hands and feet during the past two weeks, however he is in a good condition,” Mohamed El-Hayes’ father said, according to Al-Ahram Arabic website.

."He still needs more operations,” he added, without specifying further.

Joint army and police forces rescued El-Hayes on 31 October.

The freed police officer is currently at a military hospital receiving treatment.

Last week, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced that all the terrorists involved in the Western Desert shootout in October have been killed bar one foreigner who has been arrested.


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.