File Photo: Egypt s National Council For Human Rights (NCHR) logo. Al-Ahram
“The council headed by Ambassador Dr Moushira Khattab and all of its members mourns with the Egyptian people the martyrs on duty in Sinai who were felled by the hand of terrorism,” the NCHR said in its statement.
The NCHR reasserts that terrorism deprives its victims of the right to life which is protected by international treaties and agreements.
“The NCHR [calls on] the international community to support Egypt in its war against radical organisations through close cooperation that bar those groups from the finance sources and [impedes] the movement of the members of those groups across borders in accordance with international agreements and to work on supporting the Egyptian state in its war on terrorism with all ways to keep safety and stability in the region,” the statement added.
The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Saturday evening that the attack by takfiri terrorists on a water lifting station checkpoint was foiled.
The remaining terrorists are currently being hunted down and are besieged in one of the isolated areas in Sinai, the statement added.