Egypt concludes naval exercises with US, others

Egypt’s military says it has concluded several days of joint naval exercises in the Red Sea with the United States and other countries. (AFP)
Updated 04 August 2018
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Egypt concludes naval exercises with US, others

CAIRO: Egypt’s military says it has concluded several days of joint naval exercises in the Red Sea with the United States and other countries.
It says in a statement Saturday that “Eagle Response 2018” began July 24 and involved special forces from participating countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
US Central Command said Thursday that the exercises “provide opportunities for participating nations to collaborate on an even wider range of maritime security operations.”
Last September, Egypt held “Bright Star” war games with US troops for the first time in eight years.


Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining Daesh, al-Qaida

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Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining Daesh, al-Qaida

  • Egyptian officials said only 17 of the 28 suspects are actually in custody
  • They said the suspects were planning to conduct attacks in Egypt

CAIRO: Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Daesh group and Al-Qaeda.
They said Monday the suspects were plotting attacks against security forces and the headquarters of the high state prosecution in Cairo.
They say only 17 of the 28 suspects are in custody. No date has been set for their trials. It was not clear when or where they were arrested.
A Daesh affiliate based in northern Sinai has carried out attacks across Egypt in recent years, mainly targeting security forces and the country’s Christian minority.
Egypt has been battling militants for years, but the insurgency gathered strength after the 2013 military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president.