Several militants killed in clashes with Egyptian forces in Giza

Seven terrorists were killed and an officer was wounded in clashes between Egyptian police on Thursday in the ring road in Giza. (File/AFP)
Updated 07 March 2019
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Several militants killed in clashes with Egyptian forces in Giza

  • Sources said that as soon as the security forces approached the car, the terrorists wearing the clothes of electricity workers fired at the soldiers and exchanged fire
  • He added that the forces then traced the operation’s to the cell’s headquarters in a residential apartment in Giza, which was raided and leaving four militants dead

DUBAI: Seven terrorists were killed and an officer was wounded in clashes between Egyptian police on Thursday in the ring road in Giza, near the capital Cairo.

Sources said that as soon as the security forces approached the car, the terrorists wearing the clothes of electricity workers fired at the soldiers and exchanged fire, killing the three.

He added that the forces then traced the operation’s to the cell’s headquarters in a residential apartment in Giza, which was raided and leaving four militants dead.


Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

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Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

  • Security forces kept watch as participants sang, “The people want the detainees released” and “Long live Rif.”

RABAT: Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists.
The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to a standstill on Sunday. Security forces kept watch as participants sang, “The people want the detainees released” and “Long live Rif.”
Hirak leader Nasser Zefzafi was sentenced to the maximum prison term of 20 years for threatening state security. An appeals court upheld his sentence and those of other activists this month.
Rif is the struggling region in northern Morocco where the Hirak movement was born in 2016. The movement demands development and job creation for the region.
Families, human rights organizations and left-wing parties are demanding the imprisoned activists’ immediate release.