US Central Command apologizes to Egyptian forces after mistaken Tweet

United States Central Command apologized on Monday for a Twitter slip-up after it tweeted that Egyptian security forces are ready to eliminate terrorism from its territories, while erroneously attaching a photo of Iraqi forces instead.

The tweet read that Egyptian commando forces, paratroopers, artillery troops, and tanks – all with air support – are confronting remnants of terrorism wherever they are present.

“We humbly apologize for attaching a photo of Iraqi forces on twitter,” said US Central Command, distancing the photo from the post.

US Central Command then asserted that the US military is a proud partner standing alongside Egyptian armed forced in the war against terror.

Edited translation from al-Masry al-Youm

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