Egypt declares three-month emergency after Muslim Brotherhood mass terror attack
Loud cries of vengeance rose from the many funerals across Egypt Sunday, Oct. 22, as the victims of a Muslim Brotherhood massacre, which rose from 55 to 58, were laid to rest. The government declared a three-month state of emergency after discovering that an armed underground of the Muslim Brotherhood (Hasm) had established a secret base in the El-Wahat El-Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert. There, mega-terror attacks were being plotted. Among the targets was the highway from Cairo to the desert. Two brigadier generals were among the victims, as well as one colonel and three lieutenant colonels. They were all members of the Interior Ministry’s elite security force, which had been trained to combat terrorists.
The stunning attack on this elite force Friday revealed for the first time the scale and spread of Hasm’s deadly operations in Egypt. Until now, only a few isolated cells had been suspected. Egyptian’s intelligence and security agencies had no notion that Hasm had developed a wide-reaching terrorist infrastructure, or that it was capable of seizing a major highway before anyone realized what was happening.
The few injured police officers who survived gave chilling accounts of their experience at the hands of the Brotherhood assailants. Some of the injured men were forced to give up their firearms in surrender and were were then summarily shot dead with those same weapons.
DEBKAfile’s first report on this attack was published on Saturday, Oct. 21
An armed group of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood was reported to have waylaid an Egyptian convoy heading for its oasis hideout on Friday and murdered 55 policemen. The only survivors were 14 injured men.
But some of the evidence also points to the Islamic State as the perpetrators.
The police convoy was attacked while driving on the El-Wahat Highway from Cairo to Giza on its way to raid a secret hideout of the banned Muslim Brotherhood’s armed underground (Hasm) at the El-Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert, 135 southwest of the capital.
The disaster, together with a string of deadly Islamist attacks in Sinai in recent weeks, raised tough questions about Egypt’s capacity to deal with the extremist terrorism plaguing the country. President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi immediately set up a commission of inquiry to find out how the casualty of Egyptian servicemen came to be so high – a well-tried device used by governments for keeping the details of a mishap dark until the immediate hue and cry dies down.
DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources have gleaned information that points to a merciless massacre, most likely at the hands of the Brotherhood’s armed activists. According to first reports, the policemen were killed in a shootout with the extremists during a raid of their hideout in the oasis.
The wild beauty of this vast oasis – over 2,000sq.km – makes it an attraction for visitors to Cairo especially since it is just a short drive from the capital. Its sparse inhabitants are mostly Bedouin tribes with kinship ties across the border in eastern Libya, a region where the Islamic State and Al Qaeda maintain strong footholds. Because it is only visited occasionally by foreign visitors on night-time jaunts, the Brotherhood felt the oasis was far from the long arm of Egypt’s anti-terrorist forces.
After intelligence agents discovered their location, the Brotherhood cell was ready for the raid. They set up ann ambush and before the police convoy of four SUVs reached the hideout, dozens of wanted terrorists opened up with heavy machine guns, recoilless grenades and mortars, and detonated roadside bombs. The carnage was devastating.
Their tactics, involving ruthless massacre, strongly resembled the most recent Islamic State strikes against Egyptian forces in northern Sinai. On Sept. 11, 18 Egyptian troops were killed near Sheikh Zuweid.
In both these outrages, the Egyptian air force was not brought in.
If the oasis ambush was also the work of ISIS, it would indicate that these jihadists were not only terrorizing Sinai, but had also penetrated deep into the Egyptian mainland.
25 thoughts on “Egypt declares three-month emergency after Muslim Brotherhood mass terror attack”
Mossad can penetrate deep inside target countries
Including your brainless head cavity!!! Is the earth round or flat, or it’s the Mossad who flattened it? Moron!!!
go to press tv, where they will love, you nazi
From David von der Hagen’s comment:
“Mossad can penetrate deep inside target countries”
That being the case, I sure hope that Mossad has penetrated deep inside the Islamic Republic of Iran and deep inside Hezbollahstan (formerly Lebanon).
including in the ass of your bitch mother,i hope you get killed by isis
Did your mother drop you on your head when you were an infant?
lol @ how that one comment suggesting another possibility has driven so much reactionary rage. You really triggered some snowflakes with one simple comment, David. Well done. And for suggesting an alternative, your mother is insulted, you’re called a nazi, brainless, and a flat earther. Guess we can see who is really intolerant.
t’s all in the report. first it’s MB who have done it, vis: ‘The few injured police officers who survived gave chilling accounts of their experience at the hands of the Brotherhood assailants’
‘But some of the evidence also points to the Islamic State as the perpetrators.’
the whole report is a mish mash of conflicting claims that falls over itself trying to appear vague.
probably payback for the Hamas plo reconciliation brokered by an emboldened Sisi.
Of course you know much better than the Egyptians who attacked them, don’t you?
yeah, why aren’t they giving the enemy a chance to ruthlessly massacre them back? no fair.
Denmark why are you not censoring the Muslim Nazis pigs haters from the forum?
The President of Egypt should investigate who tipped the Muslim Brotherhood of the upcoming raid. The snakes are everywhere.
No air support? The real hint of a yet another “special Ops” event. If they failed to integrate forces that should have been part of the operation, it indicates the lack of professionally trained leadership. If this was a ” lets just us do this and get the glory” event and it lead to that many deaths, then someone needs to be removed from command. The more worrying point should be, if it as a limited knowledge operation, then the leak, and it would have taken a leak to have a force that large ready for a coordinated ambush, had to have come from inside the force that carried out the mission.
unless they got intelligence from a MoSSaD agent who is building his credibility
you are a nazi pig like pig muhamad the pedophile
That’s a great observation…… the leak was NSA. They caught wind/eavesdropping /Snowden ……then ran it through CFR……then gave the OK. Contacted their hired hellforce and it becomes his story/Obama’s the fallen principality, still running the show. Isaiah chapter 14….. the C.I.A’s and the S.I.V’s Mr. jump room HImself….selah.
Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama were major supporters of Muslim Brotherhood, you can thank them for all the murders.
I don’t understand why Sisi cant eradicate this mob from the Sinai.
58 guys in four SUVs Who writes this?
Nephos.com reported that the “involvements”….plural ….. was an inside job by the state departments flunkies whos administration lost to Trump.
Obama is still at it and since the synagogue of Satan runs the state department, the CFR ….Council on foreign relations gave the ok. Sad day for Egyptians, as “ISIS is GLOBALIZATION is the new Colonialism” funded by the synagogue of Satan. Rev 2:9.
I’m not certain that I or any of my old platoon could have not done a better job of G2 on this op.
No air cover……….
In SUV vehicles……….
In broad daylight………..
No armored vehicles……..
Looks to me like someone on the inside may have set this up just to get em whacked, . . . shameful.
May God bless,
You hit the nail on the head; it has got to be an inside job…
Any thought on the possibility that this may have resulted simply from gross incompetence on the part of the Egyptians?
After all, before the Camp David accords were signed, how many wars did the Egyptians lose against the Israelis?
As I recall, wasn’t it a very high ranking Egyptian commander who was sent to Jordan in 1967 to lead their forces against the Israelis during the 6-day war which resulted in the Israelis liberating Judea and Sumaria, including East Jerusalem?
Some things never change!
Beware of those who count the Moslem Brotherhood as friends!!
Another good reason to ban the Muslim Brotherhood in Western countries and stop allowing unrestricted flow of Islamic terrorists into the West (disguised as needy refugees).
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