24 Sudanese deported over illegal residency, immigration attempts to Libya
The Egyptian army in Sinai

CAIRO: A total of 24 Sudanese were deported home from Cairo Airport Sunday evening over illegal residency and immigration attempts to Libya, Youm7 reported.

The deportees arrived in Cairo escorted by three police missions coming from Alexandria, Matrouh and Qalyubia.

After being questioned by the authorities, they were deported to Khartoum in two separate flights.

On Saturday, North Sinai security agencies began investigating 16 Sudanese suspected of attempting to illegally enter Israel, Youm7 reported.

They were arrested in southern Rafah, where non-Egyptians are banned.

Secretary of the Sudanese foreign ministry Abdel Ghani al Naeem met Nov. 25 with Egyptian Ambassador to Sudan Osama Shaltout to discuss forming a joint committee to solve pending issues between the two countries, mostly relating to Sudanese detained in Egypt.

On Nov. 23, Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying t ocross from Sinai into Israel. On Nov. 15, Egyptian police found the bodies of 15 African migrants who appeared to have been shot dead in the same area.

In June 2015, the Central Security Forces in North Sinai thwarted an illegal immigration attempt into Israel by 26 people who held African nationalities through shared borders in Sinai, state-owned Middle East News Agency reported.

Around 17 Sudanese nationals were referred to military prosecution in July 2015 over attempted illegal immigration to Israel.

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