Update: In military uniform, Sisi inspects North Sinai security status
President Sisi greets Egyptian soldier during his visit to North Sinai
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CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi paid an abrupt visit to North Sinai Saturday to check the security measures following the Wednesday simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in the peninsula, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a Statement.

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

For the first time since assuming power in June 2014, Sisi has appeared in the army uniform as an indication of launching a war against terrorism.

Sisi during his visit North Sinai - Photo courtesy of Presidential office

Sisi during his visit North Sinai – Photo courtesy of Presidential office

The president praised the Egyptian army’s role in the restive Sinai where more than 170 militants have been killed by the military within the past two days.

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

“The history will record the Egyptian Army’s heroism and role to maintain the homeland security,” said Sisi.

President Sisi inpect arms of Security forces in North Sinai

President Sisi inpect arms of Security forces in North Sinai

Accompanied with the military Chief of the Staff Mahmoud Hegazy, Sisi inspected a central command of the Armed Force where he was updated on the process of security measures, Youssef added.

President Sisi during his visit to North Sinai

President Sisi during his visit to North Sinai

Sisi inspected a number of militants’ arms that have been seized by the army. He also inspected the security measures in one of police checkpoints there, Youssef noted.

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

 

President Sisi delivers aspeech during his visit to North Sinai

President Sisi delivers aspeech during his visit to North Sinai

 

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

President Sisi inspect security forces in North Sinai

 

President Sisi meets with leaders of Egyptian army in North Sinai

President Sisi meets with leaders of Egyptian army in North Sinai

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