President Sisi chairs Supreme Council of Armed Forces meeting

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 May 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, chairedon Sunday a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces (SCAF) on Sunday, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady announced in statement.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi


The meeting comes one day after a terrorist attack on a water-lifting station east of the Suez Canal in Sinai that was thwarted by the army on Saturday.

The attack resulted in the death of an officer and ten soldiers as well as the injury of five others, according to a statement by the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces also asserted that the terrorists that fled the scene of the attack are currently being hunted down and are besieged in an isolated area in Sinai.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the first major terrorist attack of its kind in Sinai in recent years.

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

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

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

The Armed Forces have launched a major counterterrorist drive in 2018, Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, that has succeeded in near eradication of terrorism from North Sinai as well as the Nile Delta and desert areas.

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