EGYPT DENIES MILITARY PRESENCE IN SYRIA

CAIRO, Egypt, – Egypt denied any military presence in Syrian territories, as circulated by some Arab newspapers, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Sunday.

The Lebanese daily As-Safir newspaper, said that, Egypt sent earlier in Nov, an 18-member air force unit, to assist the Syrian army, and two Egyptian military generals were carrying out aerial reconnaissance in Syria.

“These claims only exist in the imagination of those promoting them,” Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Abu Zeid, said in the statement, stressing that, Egypt is committed to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ domestic affairs.

The spokesman added that, constitutional and legal measures need to be taken, before sending any Egyptian soldier or equipment abroad, “and these measures are not done secretly, without informing the Egyptian people.”

The fighting in Syria has recently escalated, in the war-torn city of Aleppo, killing dozens of people, as well as, wounding and besieging many others.

Since erupting in Mar, 2011, the Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of about 500,000 people, and displaced over 10 million.

Source: Nam News Network