Doha condemns terrorist attack west of Sinai that killed 11 Egyptian army men



Sat, 07 May 2022 - 07:17 GMT


Sat, 07 May 2022 - 07:17 GMT

FILE - Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani – Reuters

FILE - Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani – Reuters

CAIRO – 7 May 2022: Qatar strongly condemned on Saturday the terrorist attack that targeted a water lift station west of Sinai, which killed 11 military personnel, including an officer, and injured five others.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry reiterated the country’s fixed stance rejecting violence and terrorism and extended condolences to the families of the victims as well as people and government of Egypt.

The ministry also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi affirmed on Saturday that treacherous terrorist attacks will not undermine the determination of people and the army to uproot terrorism.

The president’s remarks came shortly after the army spokesman said on Saturday that the military foiled an attack by a group of takfiri elements on a water lift station east of the Suez Canal, noting that the confrontation left 11 military personnel killed.

“The loyal sons of the homeland are still responding to the call of the nation with full courage and sacrifice, continuing unique self-denial and a belief in the doctrine of safeguarding the homeland, which would not be shaken,” Sisi wrote in a Facebook post.

The president extended sincere condolences to the great Egyptian people, armed forces and the families of the martyrs, wishing the injured people a speedy recovery.

The spokesman noted that the terrorist elements are being pursued and besieged in one of the isolated areas in Sinai.

“The armed forces affirm their continued efforts to eradicate terrorism and uproot its roots,” the spokesman stressed.

Egypt has been fighting terrorism since 2013, which saw the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood’s leading figure who ruled Egypt for a year.

Attending an event held by the Egyptian Armed Forces to celebrate "Martyr Day” in March, President Sisi said “I wish you all to understand how the price paid to achieve security is very precious.”

In a speech, President Sisi pointed out that the Egyptian people’s willpower to ouster the narrow-minded regime that existed in 2013, incurred a wave of terrorism. And, that to contain it, many of the members of the Egyptian Armed Forces were made martyrs.

The president further noted that the Egyptian Armed Forces has been determined to couple war on terror with contributions in development works. Sisi was referring to supervising the building of roads, infrastructure projects, factories, and farms.



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