Sisi establishes new Egypt counter-terror unit

Soldiers in a convoy secure a military funeral ceremony of security personnel killed in attacks in Sinai, outside Almaza military airbase where the funerals were held, in Cairo, January 30, 2015.

Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi established a new counter-terrorism entity in an executive decree on Saturday, days after a militant attack killed more than 30 people in the Sinai Peninsula, al-Ahram Online reported.

After meeting with the county’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Sisi designated his Chief of Staff Osama Roshdy head of the new unit, which will reportedly address threats east of the Suez, including volatile regions in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Source News: Alarabiya
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