Egyptian security forces were deployed in vital places nationwide to secure the Egyptians’ celebration of Eid al-Adha- press photo
CAIRO - 15 September 2019: The Ministry of Interior launched an operation against a terrorist group in North Sinai’s Gelbana district killing its elements in a fire exchange and confiscating firearms and ammunition.
The ministry had learnt that the group was preparing for hostile activities against police and military forces upon the commands of its fugitive leaders who are currently based abroad. An officer was injured in the engagement, the ministry announced on Sunday.
The National Security Department had unveiled a plot to create three secret networks whose missions are smuggling out currency, smuggling fugitive Muslim Brotherhood members from Turkey to Europe, and providing funding for members of the group in Egypt to launch a series of hostile operations. Such networks would collaborate with Muslim Brotherhood elements who have been running some companies in Egypt as a cover for their activities.
The elements based in Turkey include Yasser Mohamed Helmy al-Zanaty, Mahmoud Hussein Ahmed Hussein, Ayman Ahmed Abdel Ghany Hassanein, and Medhat Ahmed Mahmoud al-Hadad, the ministry announced on Tuesday.
The security forces found in the acquisition of the 16 defendants arrested amounts of local and foreign currencies, passports, and documents containing the plot.