Sisi calls on Egyptians to follow October war’s spirit in fighting terrorism

On the 44th anniversary of Egypt’s 6 October victory against Israel, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi gave a short speech commemorating the victory, in which he saluted the Egyptian people for their sacrifices in maintaining the capabilities of their great nation.

The televised speech that was broadcast on Thursday on different state and private-run TV channels and was recorded ahead of a meeting between al-Sisi and Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [SCAF].

“The October victory was not just a military triumph to liberate our lands, but also a victory over despair and frustration to restore dignity and peace,” Sisi said

“Our current war against terrorism requires unity to protect our beloved homeland’s destiny and grant a bright future for our children,” the president added.

He further said that Egypt should be determined to be guided by the spirit of the October War, so they can achieve victory against the current enemies of humanity and for the prosperity and development of the nation, in a reference to terrorism.

The October War, also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, was fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25 in 1973.

The war eventually led to Israeli forces withdrawing from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982 after 15 years of occupation, based on a peace treaty signed between Egypt and Israel in 1979.

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