National security services in Sharqiya say they arrested eight members of a terrorist cell on Monday who were in touch with the terrorist organization who calls itself the ‘Islamic State’ (or Daesh in Arabic).
Large sums of money were seized in their possession sent from abroad to carry out terrorist operations in Sharqiya and other governorates against the army and the police.
The leader of the cell, who was the first in touch with Daesh to be arrested, comes from the city of Zagazig and the rest of the group from Minya al-Qamh. He was arrested at the Cairo Airport while leaving to Turkey to allegedly receive training before traveling to Syria.
Another member was arrested at Borg al-Arab Airport.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm