Al-Sisi opens a military base today in the Red Sea and near the Sudan border


Source: Cairo – Ashraf Abdel Hamid

Today, Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will open a military base in the Ras Banas region of the Red Sea Governorate, near the Sudanese border. The base bears the name “Southern Pyrenees” and is located 200 kilometers south of the city of Marsa Alam and near the areas of Halayeb and Shalatin on the Sudanese border.

The inauguration of the base comes at a time when the Egyptian army is conducting massive maneuvers called “Qadir 2020” in all strategic directions and the Red and Mediterranean coasts of Bahrain.

Colonel Tamer Al-Rifai, the military spokesman, announced that elements of the second and third armies, the field and the central and southern regions, carried out a number of combat activities in cooperation with all the main branches.

He stated that the training activities began with raising the cases of combat readiness, alignment and inspection of the participating elements, followed by the implementation of the elements of the Second Army field, a number of raids on terrorist outposts and nests in the regions of North Sinai, as well as intensifying insurance procedures on tunnels, crossings and ferries, while taking insurance measures along the navigational course of the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean coast In cooperation with the Air Force and the Navy.

He added that the elements of the Third Field Army carried out many training activities and raided terrorist outposts in the areas of central Sinai while continuing to secure the navigational channel of the Suez Canal and Ahmed Hamdi tunnel and securing the coasts of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba in cooperation with the air and sea forces and securing vital targets and tourist destinations in central and southern Sinai.

The military spokesman announced that the elements of the southern military region had raised the levels of readiness and implemented a tactical project with live fire shooting while securing the southern borders with the states of Sudan and Libya and implementing many activities within the scope of the southern military region.

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