In the first days after the Sinai terrorist incident, Defense Minister Gen. Sedki Sobhi has given assurance of continuing support of armed troops in the fight against terrorism, and to “cleanse the Sinai.”
- Editors in chief of major papers held a meeting to discuss “a media plan for the war on terrorism,” and to educate citizens in ways that counter it.
- President Sisi is expected to meet Monday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Liu to discuss joint cooperation
- A bomb exploded early Monday morning in Fayoum, no injuries yet reported
The army arrested three members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in North Sinai, and has detained them for interrogation.
- Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi visited injured soldiers from the Friday attack in North Sinai that killed 31 soldiers
- Editors in chief of major papers met and announced that their support for “all actions of the state to counter terrorism,” and pledged their dedication to the goals of the January 25 and June 30 Revolution, as well as agreeing to not attack the actions of the judiciary or armed forces.
Amid the security measures that taken after the attack on the military personnel in which 31 soldiers were killed and 31 other injured in Arish city of North Sinai, the Sheikhs of tribes have met with security leaders. They proposed to dig a small canal from Rafah to Karam Abu Salem border crossings to completely destroy the tunnels.
- 40 % of trains in Egypt out of service…spare parts fill stores
- Book Fair postpones 3 days to celebrate January 25 Revolution
- Hamas denies involvement in Arish attack
- Security sources have told Al-Shorouq that the Friday attack against soldiers was a two-step operation; first a car bomb, then an RPG attack.
- Sources in media city say that Mahmoud Saad was not informed of the change in his program until he arrived to his studio.
The national newspapers editor-in-chiefs agreed in a meeting Sunday morning that they will treat pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests in “objective” way and affirmed their support to the army, police and judiciary.
- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir affirms his country’s support to Egypt
- 6 takfiris killed, 11 injured by military forces in Sinai
- Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry heads to London, Cyprus