18 February 2019 - 20:17
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Iran condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian forces

Tehran, Feb 18, IRNA - The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman strongly condemned a terrorist attack on Egyptian military forces in the public area near the airport in the city of Al-Arish, north of Sinai, for which the ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

Conveying his condolence to the families of the victims, Bahram Qasemi wished immediate recovery for the wounded.

'Terrorism is a common threat to the countries of the region, and fighting this sinister phenomenon requires honest determination and joint efforts of all countries,' he stressed.

An official spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces said on Saturday that 15 Egyptian security forces were killed or wounded in an armed attack in northern Sinai.

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