(El Barth stars) Wali exclusive to ET: Participating in the national epic ‘ El Ekhteyar’ is a great honour to me


Sat, 23 May 2020 - 12:30 GMT

File - Ahmed Wali.

File - Ahmed Wali.

CAIRO – 23 MAY 2020: Egyptian rising star Ahmed Wali participated in the National Epic ‘’ El Ekhteyar’’ ( The Choice) embodying the role of brave Egyptian soldier Ahmed Ezzat Hassanein who was one of El Barth battle champions.

‘’ It was a great honour for me participating in such a national epic that was tailor made to immortalize our brave army soldiers in general and shed the light on our champions who protected El Barth ambush with their life and fought till the last breath’’ Wali said to Egypt Today.

The Egyptian rising star spoke with Ahmed Ezzat before playing the role to know everything about him and what happened during El Barth battle.


Wali admitted that while he was listening to Ezzat he was amazed from the heroic actions performed by Ezzat and his colleagues headed by the late great champion Ahmed El Mansy during El Barth Battle the matter that made him so proud to play this role and at the same time he felt that huge responsibility was laid on his soldiers.

‘’ We all tried in this series to transfer the reality, we had the feeling that we are not just actors who are performing in a series but we felt that we are documenting an important part of Egypt’s history and that we should exert our maximum effort to make a good series to honour these brave soldiers and martyrs as we owe them a lot’’ Wali added.

The highly successful Egyptian series ‘’ El Ekhteyar’’ managed in episode 28 to prove that it is not just a series it is a national documentation to one of the most heroic and immortal military battles in the Egyptian history and without exaggeration in the world history as well which is El Barth national epic.

El Barth is not just a military battle it is a tale of pride, bravery, strength, and the Egyptian champions who fought till the last breath.

The great martyrs and those who survived from our Egyptian army champions represent the true meaning of ‘’Fida’’, they chose to die with pride defending their homeland as they have always lived with pride.

They were injured, bleeding and dying yet holding their weapons and preventing those coward terrorists from taking their place or put their dirty flag on it.

These terrorists were targeting the late great Egyptian military icon Ahmed Saber Mansy who was like a thorn in their throats that prevents them from achieving their bloody plans.

Mansy was the commander of the Thunderbolt Forces who was killed during the clashes between Egyptian Armed Forces and militants as the army besieged the terrorists and foiled attacks that targeted a number of checkpoints in El-Barth village in Rafah, North Sinai in 2017.

This historical episode of ‘’ El Ekhteyar’’ series visualised this immortal battle in a brilliant way that made all the Egyptians and Arabs feel many contradicted feelings such as the pain, pride, happiness and grief.



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