Egyptian defense chief killed in copter crash

Egypt's defense minister, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Badawi, was killed in a helicopter crash in the western desert Monday, officials said. General Badawi, on an inspection tour of Egypt's western military region which borders Libya, was accompanied by a number of senior officers who were also feared dead in the crash, the officials said.

of stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Unlimited digital access $11/month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.