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Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday.Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed since the launch of a major offensive against the extremists on February 9 dubbed “Sinai 2018,” according to official figures.They include Nasser Abu Zaqul, “the central Sinai commander of the terrorist group,” according to the army which ...

Human Rights Watch: Egypt fight against ISIS threatens humanitarian crisis

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Egypt’s military operations against an affiliate of ISIS in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The offensive launched on February 9 has “left up to 420,000 residents in four northeastern cities in urgent need of humanitarian aid”, said the New York-based organization. The campaign “has included imposing severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods in almost all of” North Sinai, HRW said in a ...

Egypt army kills extremist leader Nasser Abu Zaqul in Sinai

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Egypt's military said Wednesday it had killed a militant leader in the Sinai Peninsula, where ISIS group is carrying out an insurgency. During an operation in mountainous areas, Egyptian forces "killed Nasser Abu Zaqul, the central Sinai commander of the terrorist group, after significant exchanges of fire," the army said in a statement. The military said it found a rifle, two grenades and a large quantity of ammunition with the slain insurgent leader. Egypt's army launched a major ...

Egypt says six militants, two soldiers killed in Sinai operation

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Six militants and two Egyptian soldiers were killed last week during a sweeping operation against ISIS militants in the Sinai Peninsula, the army said on Sunday. The army launched the campaign on February 9 after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who this week won a second term, gave it a three-month deadline to crush ISIS in the Sinai. Army spokesman Tamer Rifai in a statement said the six jihadists were killed in an exchange of fire in the north of the Sinai, as the army launched a raid ...

Egypt’s Sisi confirms militants almost defeated, ahead of poll

Friday, 23 March 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops three days ahead of the presidential election as he runs for a second term, state news agency MENA reported. Sisi has said he wanted more candidates to run for office, and the election commission says the vote will be free and fair. Last November Sisi ordered the armed forces to crush ISIS after an attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people, in the ...

Egypt military says 36 militants, 4 soldiers killed in Sinai

Monday, 19 March 2018

Egypt’s military said Monday that 36 militants, an officer and three soldiers were killed over five days during a sweeping operation against ISIS group militants in Sinai. The army launched the campaign on February 9 after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections this month for a second term, gave it a three-month deadline to crush ISIS in the Sinai. Security forces "eliminated 30 armed elements during a shootout with raiding forces" in the northern ...

Egypt’s Sinai campaign, a fight on behalf of the region

Sunday, 18 March 2018

I wish the Arab media would highlight the importance of what Egypt has been doing in Sinai on behalf of all Arab and Gulf countries. The Egyptian army is conducting the biggest operation to flush out terrorists on various fronts. Before talking about the operation, we must beware that terror plans against Egypt are part of the new Middle East project which targeted us all and which aims to obliterate current Arab states and replace them with statelets of warring militias; as was witnessed in ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Egypt army says 16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 extremists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS terrorists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush ISIS in Sinai. He issued his ultimatum in November after suspected ISIS gunmen massacred more than 300 worshippers in a Sinai mosque ...

Egyptian army kills 13 armed men on day 21 of ‘Sinai 2018’ operation

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Egypt's armed forces announced the death of 13 armed men in northern Sinai on Thursday on day 21 of operation ‘Sinai 2018’ aimed at eliminating terrorist factions in Sinai.In their official statement aired on Egypt’s state-run television and on their official Facebook page, the army said that Egyptian air forces targeted and destroyed a number of terrorist factions after receiving information on their whereabouts. “Two armed vehicles that are prepared to target armed ...

Egypt aborts suicide attack in Sinai, 11 terrorists killed

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Egyptian military forces hit and destroyed 20 targets and a number of headquarters used by terrorist elements as their base. The forces destroyed two car bombs and attacked with artillery bombardment 185 targets aiming at the hiding places, weapons and ammunition depots belonging to the terrorist elements based on confirmed information on these targets. The statement said that the military forces foiled a suicide attack set to target the armed forces. Four high-risk terrorists wearing ...

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