Egypt promises Israel a purge of army from Islamists
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Egypt's Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised Israel to purge the army from Islamists, Al Jazira Arabic TV channel reported on Tuesday.
According to the information, he also said the new government and Ministry of Defence needs time to carry out reforms in the army.
The arrests of Muslim Brotherhood members began after the overthrow of ex-President Mohamed Morsi as a result of a military coup. Morsi himself, as well as Muslim Brotherhood leaders were thrown into Cairo's jail. He is accused of collaboration with Hamas and escape from prison in 2011.
Earlier the Egyptian court decided to ban the activities of Muslim Brotherhood movement in the country.
For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood movement was outlawed in Egypt, and only after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime, the movement presented itself to the world as a well-organised political force.