Mahmoud Izzat was responsible for the creation of the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian security forces have detained in Cairo the leader of the banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Izzat. This is reported by Al Arabiya with reference to the Egyptian Interior Ministry on Friday, August 28. It is stated that the agency, Izzat was responsible for the creation of the armed wing of the organization. He used a few apartments to avoid surveillance. During his detention, the equipment was seized, which revealed correspondence with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey.
Several special services participated in the operation to detain the Islamist leader. Egyptian security forces continue to search for people who may be connected to Mahmoud Izzat.
Earlier it was reported that Egyptian law enforcement officers during a special operation in the Sinai Peninsula found a cache of terrorists and during the battle eliminated 18 militants.
And in April, security forces in Cairo killed seven terrorists who were preparing terrorist attacks during Christian holidays. Mohammad al-Khufi, a lieutenant colonel in the Egyptian Interior Ministry’s National Security Directorate, was killed in the battle.