Egypt used French military support until ‘kill burgers’: Report | Abdel Fattah el-Sisi News

Report says French intelligence involved in at least 19 Egyptian air to attack against burgers between 2016 and 2018.

Egypt has used intelligence provided by the French military aim and kill burgers suspicious of smuggling, according to a detective report website Make public based on leaked documents.

French opposition deputies immediately called for a parliamentary committee set up to investigate the allegations, while minister of Defense Florence Parly ordered her own investigation after the publication of the report on Sunday.

“Sirli”, the name of the mission between the two countries, used to be designed provide information on security threats along Egypt’s western border with Libya, Disclose said.

“In principle, the mission … existed of through the Western Desert searching to find possible terrorist threats from Libya”, using An light airplanes designed for surveillance and reconnaissance, it said.

“But very soon, the (French) members of the team understand that the information die given to the Egyptians is used to kill burgers suspicious of [carrying] contraband,” the website wrote.

French military staff regularly inform their superiors of the abuse of the information, the added.

Disclosure based on his report on hundreds of classified documents on the operation die used to be leaked towards it.

According to die documents have the French military was involved in at least 19 air to attack against burgers between 2016 and 2018.

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Operation Sirli started in February 2016 during the presidency of Francois Hollande.

It went on despite the reservations of both Frenchmen military intelligence (DRM) and the air force over the way Egypt was using intelligence, Disclose said.

One such note was addressed to minister of Defense Parly on January 22, 2019, for a official Visit to Egypt by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Neither the French Presidency nor the military responded to requests for comment of the journalists who to behave out the research.

Inside hours of the story’s publication, a statement from the French Ministry of Defense confirmed that the two countries had appointments in the fields of intelligence services and counter-terrorism.

However, for security reasons they were unwilling to do anything over to say more on the matter.

The statement states that an investigation is underway into the information revealed by Disclose.

The left-wing opposition France Unbowed party issued a statement met the call to for a parliamentary inquiry into the allegations.

The party called for Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who served as defense minister appear before parliament during the Hollande presidency to respond to the allegations.

Although France has expressed a desire to refocus its arms exports on Europe, Egypt remains one of to be main customers. Sales there increased significantly when President el-Sisi took power in 2014. Since then, Egypt has purchased France’s Rafale fighter jet, a frigate, four corvettes and two Mistral helicopter carriers.

In December 2020, Macron el-Sisi awarded the Grand Cross of the legion of honour, the highest honour die France has to offer sparks outrage among activists who have criticized his human rights record.

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