June 9, 2023

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Al-Sisi, military aircraft and Egyptian soldiers in Sudan.. What is the truth?

After the Rapid Support Force in Sudan released a video showing an Egyptian battalion “surrendering itself,” according to the video, social media users circulated the image after Egyptian authorities announced they were working to protect the troops stationed there. said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi following the case.

However, this photo was actually taken in 2021 while inspecting CC’s development plans

The image shows the Egyptian president emerging from a military plane, flanked by two bodyguards.

An accompanying commentary says the photo shows the issue of Egyptian soldiers in Sudan as al-Sisi followed him on the ground in the past few hours.

The posts surfaced on social media after the Rapid Support Forces posted a video clip on their official account on Twitter on April 15 in Marawi City, in light of the ongoing battles between the military and the Rapid Support Forces there.

An official spokesman for the Egyptian army said on Facebook on Saturday evening that the forces were “going to conduct joint exercises with their Sudanese counterparts” in Sudan, and stressed that officials “must coordinate with the relevant authorities in Sudan to ensure the safety of Egyptians”. forces.”

In the evening, the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Muhammad Hamdan Daghlo (Hamiti), confirmed in telephone reports to the Emirati Sky News Arabia channel that “Egyptian forces in Marawi are safe and will be handed over”. to Egypt” is over.

In the morning, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry called for “all Sudanese parties to exercise maximum restraint to protect the lives and abilities of the brotherly Sudanese people.”

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However, none of this has anything to do with the image of the Egyptian president.

The fact that al-Sisi and everyone around him are wearing medical masks raises suspicions that they were taken between 2020 and 2021 during the strict measures to contain the Covid-19 virus.

In fact, the search led to the same image posted on the Facebook account in December 2021.

Later, in-depth research indicated that the footage was taken from a video taken on December 25, 2021, during an inspection trip by Al-Sisi to the village of Al-Marashteh in Qena Governorate (south of Cairo) to inspect development projects.