Egypt’s President Al-Sisi chairs meeting of Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi chaired a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady announced in a Sunday statement.

The meeting follows a terrorist attack targeting a water pumping station east of the Suez Canal on Saturday. The attack was thwarted, and one officer and 10 soldiers were killed in action, while other 5 individuals we injured. Terrorist elements were chased and besieged in an isolated area in Sinai.

Following the attack, the Egyptian President wrote on social media: “I assure you that these treacherous terrorist actions will not undermine the determination of this nation and its armed forces to completely uproot terrorism.”

President Al-Sisi offered the people of Egypt, the Armed Forces, and the families of the victims, his sincere condolences and wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured.

Egypt’s security forces launched on 9 February 2018, the extensive military operation in Sinai, aiming at targeting dens and ammunition storages that are being used by terrorists, according to the first statement from the armed forces. The operation includes navy, airforce, and infantry forces.

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