CAIRO: Cairo Security Directorate established its first unit for fast intervention to impose security control throughout the capital and achieve security in the streets, Youm7 reported.
The first unit for rapid intervention consists of an armored security, two police cars, and a number of security forces provided with gunshots to arrest outlaws and deal with any emergencies that threaten the security of citizens.
This unit is stationed in Talaat Harb Square and makes security rounds in the main streets in the Cairo Downtown area.
Leader of security forces in Cairo Khaled Metwally told Youm7 that this unit was created under the direction of Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim to improve the security in the streets of Egypt.
Metwally said the forces participating in this unit have are highly training and armed with firearms to deal with any terrorist elements.
Deputy of Cairo Security Directorate for the west sector Ismail Ezz El-Din told Youm7 that this unit is followed by others in all sectors of the capital to stabilize security cases.
Ezz El-Din said this unit will begin work from 2:00 to 8:00 a.m. daily to achieve security control.
Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi formed rapid intervention forces in the armed forces before his resigned from service in the armed forces, Wadi Masr reported.
Sisi said during his meeting with Egyptian newspaper editors on Wednesday that the U.S. and Russia uses similar units, that it would have a big role in protecting national security and establish it will be a great achievement in the Egyptian armed forces.
Sisi added that Egypt faces real terrorism and following terrorist elements in Egypt was stopped temporarily after the January 25 Revolutions in 2011 for two years, which resulted increasing terrorist elements to cause security problems and create many victims.
Sisi said the Ministry of Interior recently exerted effort to maintain stability in Egypt, stressing that terrorism cannot be eliminated in just days or even months.
Sisi said during his inspection of rapid intervention that these forces formed in a specific and record time, which confirms the ability of the Egyptian army to work the impossible. Many countries take much more time to form such forces, Al-Ahram reported.
Rapid intervention forces are one of the branches of Egyptian armed forces, formed in March 2014 by former army chief then-Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi and current Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhy.