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According to the BBC....

Post by Who2 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:04 pm



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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:19 pm

Can members please add a bit of information when they post a link ;)
Here is what the link from Egyptian Streets says:

According to the BBC, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior revealed that eight Egyptian policemen were shot dead on Wednesday in a militant raid at a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of El Arish.

“Terrorist elements targeted a checkpoint west of El-Arish early this morning… The exchange of fire killed five terrorist elements and eight police were martyred,” the ministry statement said.

Five terrorists were killed by Egyptian forces during the attack. Other terrorists fled the scene and were chased by security forces. It is unclear whether any of those who fled were captured or killed by security forces.

It is a well-known fact that Egyptian military forces have been combating terrorist elements and extremist at the North of Sinai for the last years. As such, Northern Sinai is considered a closed military zone.

Egypt’s military operation ‘Sinai 2018’ began on 9 February aiming to eliminate terrorism in the province, which has been troubled by an Islamist militant insurgency since 2013. The city of Arish has been particularly affected.

In late May, Egypt’s military denied a report by Human Rights Watch in which the non-governmental organizations accuses the military apparatus of committing war crimes such as ‘forced kidnappings’, ‘executions’ and ‘torture’ in Sinai.

The report in particular attributes “mass arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings and possibly unlawful air and ground attacks against civilians” to the Egyptian military and police forces, not withholding the blame on extremist militants who are also blamed for horrific crimes inflicted on both security forces and civilians.

“It is based on unverified sources,” Col Tamer al-Rifai, a military spokesman, told AFP news agency, adding that “some politicized organizations are intent on tarnishing Egypt’s image and its armed forces with baseless claims”.

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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by Who2 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:02 pm

Written in that style so people would be interested enough to open it.
Anyone can cut and paste, No fun in that, According to the BBC.

The pun being, an Egyptian event gets reported in an Egyptian paper by the BBC which is in the UK... 8)
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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:28 pm

No one is asking you to 'Cut & Paste' the article, just to put some indication of what the link is about, many people object to opening links they themselves may have no interest in just to see what another member has posted, not rocket science. 8)

According to the BBC, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior revealed that eight Egyptian policemen were shot dead on Wednesday
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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by Who2 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Sort of........ 'Now here's a really interesting story all about 'Promoting Urban Sustainability....

https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/06/01/ ... inability/

"Elevating Ones' Quality of Life, So let your fingers do the talking ......'just one touch Doris Troy 66/67 ?.... 8)
'how's that then ?
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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by newcastle » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 pm

Egyptian sources have been pretty tight-lipped about this latest demonstration of the ineptitude of their counter- terrorism activities in Sinai...... although it’s widely reported abroad.

The Egyptian media are under firm instructions to post only the official government releases....which focus on the militants allegedly killed rather than the policemen and soldiers who lost their lives.

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Re: According to the BBC....

Post by Horus » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:15 pm

Who2 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Sort of........ 'Now here's a really interesting story all about 'Promoting Urban Sustainability....

https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/06/01/ ... inability/

"Elevating Ones' Quality of Life, So let your fingers do the talking ......'just one touch Doris Troy 66/67 ?.... 8)
'how's that then ?
That's better, not so hard was it? :D
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