THE Egyptian Army on Monday warned textile and clothing Companies, Factories and stores of importing, manufacturing or selling fabrics, outfits similar to police and military uniforms that could be used in terror activities.
“This is to prevent terrorist elements from using such outfits in activities that may affect the security and safety of the nation and the citizens,’’ military spokesman Tamer al-Refaie said in a statement on Monday.
He stressed that any relevant violations will be legally questionable.
The army and the police have been intensifying security measures at border crossings, ports and outlets “to prevent the infiltration of any fabrics or outfits similar to military and police uniform into the country,’’ according to the statement.
Egypt has been suffering terrorist activities that killed hundreds of policemen, soldiers and civilians following the popular-backed military ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood-oriented President Mohamed Morsi in early July 2013 and the later security crackdown on his supporters.
Most of the terror attacks in Egypt in the past few years were claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian army and police killed hundreds of terrorists and arrested thousands of suspects during the country’s anti-terror war declared by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi’s ouster.
– Dec. 10, 2018 @ 15:55 GMT |