Libya condemns Sinai terrorist attack, backs Egypt's efforts to combat terrorism



Sun, 08 May 2022 - 04:02 GMT


Sun, 08 May 2022 - 04:02 GMT

The site where the Um al-Bared Dam was built in Central Sinai

The site where the Um al-Bared Dam was built in Central Sinai

CAIRO - 8 May 2022: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at Libya's National Unity Government has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a water lifting station in west Sinai.

A statement issued by the ministry and carried by the Libyan news agency expressed Libya's full support for Egypt in its efforts to confront such terrorist attacks and achieve its security and stability.

A military officer and 10 soldiers were killed as the Egyptian army managed to foil a terrorist attack against a water lift station east of the Suez Canal, Egyptian Military Spokesman Gharib Abdel Hafez said in a statement.


Five military personnel were also injured as the Egyptian army confronted the attack carried out by a group of takfiri elements, the spokesman said on Saturday.


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


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


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


“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.


Many Arab countries, European Union, United States, United Nations, African Union, and the Arab League among others also condemned the attack on May 7-8.



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