30 May 2014

Egypt: Armed Forces Back to Barracks After Elections End

Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi thanked on Thursday all army personnel who took part in securing presidential elections over the past three days.

He lauded the civilized image that was clear to the entire world during the voting days which mirrored the close interaction between the people and army.

After the end of the balloting, more than 181,000 army officers and soldiers returned to their barracks where they were deployed before the elections.

Forces from the Central Military Area took part in securing balloting stations in Cairo, Giza, Menoufia, Qalubia, Fayyum, Beni Suef and Minya while the Second and Third army elements secured voting in Ismailia, Dameitta, Port Said, Dakhilia, Sharqiya, North Sinai, Suez, South Sinai and Red Sea.

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