Wadi Natrun

Wadi Natrun

 

(Wadi en Natrun), a depression southeast of the Libyan Desert in the United Arab Republic west of the Nile Delta, 24 m below sea level. Wadi Natrun is about 40 km long and 3-8 km wide. It occupies a tectonic joint deepened by ancient river and wind erosion. Wadi Natrun has more than ten small salt lakes whose water contains trona (Arabic natron, a rare mineral), which is extracted.

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The company seeks to increase the area cultivated by adding 5,000 feddans in Wadi Natrun and Suez, in addition to expansions in other crops such as potatoes, strawberries, and pomegranates.
Ibrahim Halawa is said to have endured "torture and inhumane treatment"while in detention at Wadi Natrun prison, where guards are alleged to have used "crucifixion" on inmates.
Mohamed Ismail, a local security director, said 12 people were killed and another six injured when their minibus collided with a truck carrying construction materials near Wadi Natrun, some 125 kilometers (78 miles) northwest of Cairo.
Caption: The Holy Family's flight into Egypt is depicted in a mosaic at the Syrian Monastery in Wadi Natrun, Egypt.
He said that after crossing the border, they "destroyed" several police installations in the Sinai, before attacking "the prisons of Abu Zbal, Al-Marg and Wadi Natrun that had political elements from Hamas and Hezbollah," Wagdi said.
Morsi was among those who escaped from Wadi Natrun jail.
The enquiry relates to the escape by Morsi and dozens of Brotherhood members from Wadi Natrun prison during the revolt that ended former president Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.
An Egyptian court had ordered Morsi's detention for questioning over alleged ties with Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah in 2011 Wadi Natrun jail break and attack on police, the report added.
The list also includes deliberately torching Wadi Natrun prison, enabling prisoners and himself (Morsi) to escape prison, destroying prison records, storming into police stations, vandalizing public buildings and property, the willful deliberate and premeditated killing of a number of prisoners, officers and soldiers and the abduction of some of them.
The inquiry follows allegations that Morsi and senior Brotherhood members escaped from Wadi Natrun prison during the uprising that ended former president Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.
Ask yourself about the behavior of the court looking into the case of the breakout of a convict from the Wadi Natrun prison during the Revolution, and the fact that it mentioned that Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders had come out of the same prison
MENA says church leaders will head to Tawadros's retreat in the monastery complex of Wadi Natrun northeast of Cairo to congratulate him.