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Police continue to arrest ‘terrorist cells’

In Gharbeya and Ismailia, security forces arrest over 20 Muslim Brotherhood suspects

Security forces continued campaigns to arrest individuals suspected of committing violence, bombing, and targeting officials in Gharbeya and Ismailia governorates.

In Gharbeya, police arrested Tuesday 12 members of a “terrorist cell” named ” the revolutionary mobilisation”, which according to the Ministry of Interior were planning to commit violence during the upcoming Eid holidays.

In the same city also, state media reported that a Muslim Brotherhood member was arrested. The report added that he was in charge of media coverage for channels known for its Brotherhood bias, such as Misr Al-Aan and Rassd News Network.

All of the arrested men were referred to the military prosecution.

On Monday, the ministry released a statement announcing that nine alleged members of the now outlawed Brotherhood were arrested in Ismailia. They were charged of targeting police personnel.

After the arrests, police forces found a number of machine guns, ammunition, and birdshot.

The arrests come as part of a continued crackdown by Egyptian authorities on the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

The group was designated a terrorist organisation by the government in December 2013, and a tough security clampdown has landed thousands of its members behind bars.

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