Egypt’s new Red Sea patrol

Egypt is the only force in the Middle East that owns a highly trained, powerful army ready to confront any challenge, says former officer.

Egypt establishes highly-trained special navy forces brigade in Red Sea

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on Thursday the southern navy leadership, which is based in the Red Sea and consists of a special navy forces brigade. The step is viewed as a measure that would foster military efficiency between the Egyptian Armed Forces and navy based in the Red Sea.

According to a statement issued by army spokesperson Tamer El-Refai, the navy forces’ establishment of the southern navy leadership is considered a “quantum leap” for the Egyptian navy armament and formulation as it grants the army full control of operations carried out in the Red Sea.

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