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Intelligence head claims that ‘some countries’ support terror attacks in Egypt

February 11, 2017 at 2:09 pm

The Director of Egypt’s Military Intelligence Services, General Mohamed Faraj Al-Shahat, has accused “some countries” of supporting terrorist attacks inside the country, has reported. He made his comments during a speech to the armed forces on Thursday, but did not name the countries involved.

The Egyptian army, explained Al-Shahat, is fighting terror on three fronts: monitoring members of the terrorist groups and the whereabouts of their leaders; destroying tunnels between Sinai and the Gaza Strip; and draining the financial and logistical resources of the terrorists.

Regarding the latter, he said that the interrogation of prisoners involved in attacks has suggested that they receive support and explosives from certain countries and ask Muslim Brotherhood leaders to store them inside Egypt. He named neither the countries nor the Brotherhood leaders alleged to be involved in such acts.

The Muslim Brotherhood has always denied any involvement in any of the terrorist attacks. No impartial and thorough investigation into any such attacks in Egypt has ever led to any connection to the Islamic movement.