CAIRO, 22nd October, 2016 (WAM) — Al-Azhar Al-Sharif has strongly condemned the assassination of Staff Brigadier Adel Rajaei, Commander of the ninth armoured division, while on his way to work in Greater Cairo, on Saturday morning.

In a statement, Al-Sharif said, “Such acts, which target brave military men who put their lives on the line to defend and ensure the stability of this country, are criminal, malicious and incompatible with the teachings of Sharia.”

This act of terrorism will not undermine the determination of the people of Egypt and their armed forces, the statement added.

“As Al-Azhar Al-Sharif mourns the martyr of national duty, it renews its support for all the measures taken by the Egyptian authorities to eliminate the terrorism and rid the nation of this evil,” the statement concluded.

WAM/Majok