Last Update 13:19
Saturday, 21 September 2019

Three Lewaa El-Thawra terrorists killed in police raid in Beheira: Ministry

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Nov 2017
Egypt police
Egypt's interior ministry releases photos of materials used to construct improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during raids on Lewaa El-Thawra hideouts (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian interior ministry page on Facebook)
Views: 3577
Views: 3577

Egypt's interior ministry said on Thursday that police killed three members of the Lewaa El-Thawra terrorist group in a raid on an apartment in Beheira's Wadi El-Natroun, 100 kms from the capital.

The ministry says the three terrorists, identified as Yehia Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed Abdel-Hady and Mohamed Fathy, shot at police when they attempted to apprehend them.

Abdel-Rahman was convicted in absentia in a 2016 terrorism case and was handed a 10-year jail term, according to the statement.

The apartment where the terrorists were staying was used to hold meetings and manufacture explosives.

The ministry said that its raid foiled a plot by the terrorist group to carry out a number of attacks against police and army personnel.

The ministry added that nine members of the group were also arrested in a series of raids in Cairo, Giza, Beheira, and Kafr El-Sheikh.

The statement said that police conducted raids on a steel forge in Cairo's El-Salam City, as well as an apartment in Kafr El-Sheikh and a farm in Beheira, which were used by terrorists to make car bombs and IEDS.

Police found at the sites two car bombs, a large number of weapons, ammunition, IEDS, and cameras.

The statement added that the terrorists were instructed by Muslim Brotherhood leaders to carry out car bomb attacks.

In November 2016, Lewaa El-Thawra claimed responsibility for the October 2016 assassination of high-ranking Egyptian army officer Adel Rajaie. 

Throughout the past months, police announced in a series of statements that they conducted raids on terrorist hideouts, killing or arresting members of terrorist groups.

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.