File Photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at Beijing International Airport before the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) - Reuters
CAIRO - 26 September 2019: Renowned pro-government TV presenter Amr Adib spoke about an attempt by Egypt's terrorist Lewaa al-Thawra group to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Alexandria's Al-Maamourah neighborhood in 2005, after the group's elements could trace him.
The investigations, luckily, could disclose the scheme before it was executed, and managed to arrest a suspect, who later told police that two persons related to the scheme had rented a flat near the presidential spot at the neighborhood, according to Adib. The police arrested the two other suspects and seized a camera with them and could also find their conversations with some Turkish persons.
Adib has displayed footage from the flat they planned to use to assassinate the president. They, according to the investigations, used the cameras and advanced technology to trace Sisi and his family at Al-Maamourah.
According to Adib, the Muslim Brotherhood group planned to assassinate the president about three times before, saying that the investigations revealed that the attempts started in 2015 at the neighborhood, and that a police officer was killed as a consequence.
Subsequently, requests have been issued to secure the presidential spot in the neighborhood and complete its construction, for safety.
During his program, Adib displayed the confessions of the two suspects, believed to be part of the Muslim Brotherhood group, designated by the Egyptian state since 2013 as a terrorist organization.
The suspects admitted getting their advanced camera from Turkey to carry out the planned assassination. They also managed to get a weapon to execute their scheme. After they were arrested, they admitted reporting the president's movements to the Muslim Brotherhood fugitives in Turkey.
Egypt has designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as terrorist since late in 2013, after former President Mohamed Morsi, who also served as head of the "terrorist" group, was ousted. Morsi died in June this year after he collapsed in court during his trial.
A voice message, believed to be recorded by fugitive Hani Sabry, allegedly a Muslim Brotherhood "terrorist" group member, has asked others who he called "youth" to send him links of Facebook accounts, as part of a systematic campaign attempting to oust the president.
Moreover, MBC Masr satellite channel broadcast last Friday a footage, which showed one of the "Muslim Brotherhood" leaders calling on supporters to gather near their houses and then fill the cities' squares.