Al-Ahram Egyptan parliament warms up for a season of hot debate Egypt’s economy is recovering، after years of declining growth Libyan National Army battalion says it captured notorious Egyptian aide of terrorist Hesham El-Ashmawy in Derna Libyan National Army (LNA) forces captured late Wednesday Safwat Zidan، a notorious associate of Hisham El-Ashmawy، one of Egypt's most wanted terrorists، who was captured in Libya's eastern city of Derna earlier this week. Egyptian official newspapers reported Tarek Ibn Zeyad’s Battalion، affiliated with the LNA as saying they captured Zidan، an Egyptian fighter with Al-Qaeda in Libya and one of the most prominent aides and personal guards of El-Ashmawy، in a special operation in the East Libyan city of Derna. The battalion’s Facebook page posted a picture said to be of Zidan، after his capture.
Zidan is believed to have fled Egypt following the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and is one of the most wanted terrorists for Cairo، according to Egyptian media. Earlier Monday، Ahmed Mismari، spokesman of the LNA، which controls eastern Libya، said that El-Ashmawy was apprehended in Derna، where eastern Libyan forces are fighting terrorist groups. A picture of El-Ashmawi with blood on his face has been published by the LNA. An Egyptian military source told Ahram Online that it is not clear when El-Ashmawy، who has been sentenced to death in Egypt، will be handed over to Egyptian authorities، El-Ashmawy was born in 1978 and graduated in 2000 from the Military Academy. He was expelled from the Egyptian army in 2011. El-Ashmawy، a former Special Forces officer also known as Abu Omar El-Mohager (the immigrant)، was considered among the most dangerous terrorists linked to many attacks in Egypt. In July 2015، El-Ashmawy announced the establishment of the Mourabitoun organisation in Libya، which is loyal to the Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. El-Ashmawy is believed to have been involved in an assassination attempt on former Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and the murder of top prosecutor Hisham Barakat، as well as plotting an attack on Egyptian border guards in February 2015، which resulted in the death of 29 armed forces personnel. He is also believed to be behind a deadly attack on Christian pilgrims in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate in May 2017، which killed 29 people. In January 2015، his group was suspected of staging a multi-pronged attack on the headquarters of the Army Battalion 101 headquarters in El-Arish in North Sinai، which killed 30 soldiers and officers. An Egyptian military court sentenced him، in absentia، along with 13 other terrorists to death over the New Valley massacre in Farafra on 19 July 2014، where 22 border guards were killed.
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Al-masry alyoum Moody's upgrades Egyptian banking system outlook from stable to positive Presidential decree approves Japanese grant to E-JUST Defense minister attends "Nasr-14" military drills 6th Tripartite Summit in Crete discusses 'regional threats' President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in Crete Island on Oct.10 to take part in the sixth tripartite summit encompassing Egypt، Greece، and Cyprus to follow up on what has been achieved within the cooperation framework. The files discussed by the three leaders include regional threats embodied in terrorism، illegal migration، and recurrent Turkish provocations attempting to violate the sovereignty of the three states by moving its naval forces near hydrocarbon exploration sites located within their territorial waters. That is in addition to holding talks on energy and hydrocarbon discoveries along with other matters of mutual interest. The heads of the three states witnessed after the summit the signing of cooperation agreements by ministers of their countries in different economic sectors. Thereafter، they held a joint press conference. Tsipras stated that discussions tackled the necessity of achieving stability in Libya and reaching a permanent solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza. He added that talks included cooperation in the education sector and potential Greek and Cypriot investments in Egypt’s SCzone (Suez Canal economic zone) as well as the status of Greek citizens living in Egypt. President Sisi said that the ongoing regional developments dominated the summit. He explained that there is congruence by the three states upon the importance of coexistence concept prioritization along with violence and hatred renouncement by all parties in the Middle East and the Mediterranean to preserve the region from impending dangers. Sisi added that the talks covered extant crisis in Palestinian territories، Libya، and Syria among others clarifying that the three countries perceive political settlements as key to stop the bloodshed، and undertake reconstruction. “That eliminates chances seized by extremist and terrorist groups exploiting such crisis to prey on our states and terrorize our peoples backed by the financial، political، and logistic support provided by certain parties that do not hesitate to breach international laws and norms to create presence and influence، and to serve their narrow interests at the expense of the lives and fortunes of peaceful peoples،” the president asserted. The president held bilateral meetings with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras، and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades before the summit to discuss regional affairs as well as opportunities for strengthening economic and trade relations
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