DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2015
"The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God. The daily murder of scores of innocents in Syria by your air bombardments will bring upon you disasters…" said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in central Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31. There were no survivors.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2014
Egypt’s Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi, 59, announced Wednesday, March 26, he had resigned from the army to run for president. The election will be no later than July. His popularity as a strong leader in a country that craves stability is such that he can count on winning. debkafile: El-Sisi took time off in recent weeks to create a new airborne rapid intervention force to buttress his future presidency. He declared his candidacy two days before US President Barack Obama’s visit to Riyadh. It was a message from the Egyptian strongman that he was there to stay.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2011
Washington has excellent relations with the Egyptian military rulers but their control of the country is extremely limited. The soldiers would rather desert than obey orders. The police are off the streets and the civilian government goes its own way.
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