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Security situation improving in Egypt

Arab World Materials 7 September 2011 16:18
Security situation improving in Egypt
Security situation improving in Egypt

Security situation in Egypt is improving day by day, Sami Sidhom, the first assistant to Interior Minister for Security Sector said, Masrawy reported.

"Situation is becoming more stable," he said "After the January 25th revolution we have suffered from simultaneous attacks on police stations, demolishment of 125 police departments, and escape of 23,500 prisoners from different prisons around the country."

As a result of urgent measures most of the escapees have been recaptured, whilst 5,000 of them are still at large, he added.

Sidhom expressed his confidence in full restoration of security in the near future noting that the situation has improved by almost 70-80 percent.

Large-scale anti-governmental protests were held in Egypt. Thousands of people in different cities across the country went to the streets, demanding President Hosni Mubarak's resignation and the dissolution of parliament. The unrests in the country have killed at least 300 people and injuring over 4,000. A one million march passed at Tahrir Square in Cairo to demand the resignation of President Mubarak. As a result, Mubarak announced about his resignation. The leadership passed to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

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