Egypt interior ministry raises alert level to highest as army launches Operation Sinai 2018 against terrorism

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Feb 2018

Egyptian police raise level of alert to highest level as army starts operation against terror. 9 February 2018

A senior interior ministry security source told state agency MENA that the country’s security alert level has been raised to its highest level nationwide, in light of the “fierce war” by the police in coordination with the armed forces to remove “the roots of terrorism.”

According to the source, security measures in the vicinity of major state institutions, houses of worship and tourist hotspots have been boosted.

On Friday morning, the Egyptian armed forces announced the launch of a new major operation to confront terrorism in north and central Sinai and other parts of the country.

The source added that security patrols have been set up in squares and on major highways in each governorate, as well as on connecting roads between governorates, with a continuation of security campaigns to comb remote areas to eliminate threats to the security and stability of citizens.  

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