Egypt’s parliament approves extending security measures in Sinai for 6 months

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Oct 2022

Egypt’s House of Representatives unanimously approved on Saturday extending the president’s decree imposing security measures in some areas of the Sinai Peninsula for six more months.

Egypt s House of Representatives
File photo: Egypt s House of Representatives.

In the first meeting of its third legislative session, following a three-month recess, parliament speaker Hanafi Gibali said “all sides” recognise the pivotal role played by the Armed Forces in preserving homeland security.

The House of Representatives supports all the steps taken by the Armed Forces under the leadership of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, he affirmed.

Terrorist attacks in North Sinai have declined in recent years following massive and successive security and military operations.

The terrorist attacks had targeted security forces, particularly at military and police checkpoints, as well as civilians, causing hundreds of casualties.

Meanwhile, hundreds of terrorists have been killed in anti-terror military operations, according to periodical Armed Forces reports.

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