11 January 2014

Egypt: Army and Police Troops to Be Deployed for Protecting the Referendum

Within the framework of their national role to maintain the security of the homeland, the General Command of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior have taken the arrangements necessary for securing the referendum on the constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Armed Forces on Friday 10/01/2014 said all troops taking part in securing the referendum have been briefed on all their assignments of safeguarding citizens, confronting all threats and emergencies that could arise at voting stations.

The statement said l60,000 officers and non-commissioned officers from the field armies and military zones all over the Republic have been commissioned for securing the voting stations in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, the High Elections Commission and the bodies concerned.

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