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Sisi: We will strongly respond to the massacre of Al-Arish Mosque

Friday, 24 November 2017

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said televised address to the nation, that the Massacre of Sinai mosque, which claimed the lives of 235 people and 109 injured, is a real reflection of the efforts exerted in the face of terrorism, stressing that Egypt will respond strongly to attack. "Egypt is facing terrorism on behalf of the world," he said in a speech on Friday evening. "What is happening is aimed at stopping our efforts to confront terrorism. It is aimed at destroying ...

Toll in Egypt mosque bomb attack reaches 235

Friday, 24 November 2017

235 people have been killed, according to a statement by the Egyptian Attorney General,  in a bomb expolosion and gunmen attack on a mosque in Egypt on Friday. Gunmen opened fire and detonated a bomb in the village of al-Rawda in al-Areesh in northern Sinai during Friday prayers. At least 109 people were injured in the attack, Egyptian state television reported. Eye witness reports say that the militiants were dressed in military uniforms and drove four 4x4 vehicles in the attack.   ...

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as weapons flow across the frontier, but an attack on police last month claimed by a new militant group has highlighted the security challenges in the western desert. “The air force dealt with them and ...

Egypt’s ISIS affiliate kills 10 people in Sinai convoy attack

Friday, 10 November 2017

Militants from an ISIS affiliate ambushed a convoy of cement trucks late Thursday from an army factory in the central Sinai Peninsula, killing eight civilian employees and two soldiers, security officials said.Lt. Col. Ibrahim Hussein Mohammed was killed in the nighttime attack near the town of Nakhl, the officials added. The militants, from the group formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, stole the men's weapons and burnt seven trucks.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they ...

This is where the Israelites waited for Moses for 40 days and 40 nights

Monday, 30 October 2017

One of the most common mistakes is the confusion between Mount Sinai where Muslims believe that God spoke to Moses and Wadi er Raha, meaning the Valley of Rest, and where the Israelites waited for Moses for 40 days and 40 nights until he returned with the 10 commandments. Dr. Abdel Rahim Rihan, General Director of Research and Archaeological Studies and Scientific Publishing in the Sinai and Delta in the Ministry of Egyptian Archaeology, explained the difference between the two to Al-Arabiya.net ...

Details emerge of attack between police, extremists in Egypt’s Western Desert

Saturday, 21 October 2017

The Egyptian security forces continued their operations to hunt down extremists involved in the deadly attack on police forces in Egypt’s Western Desert which resulted in the deaths of 55 officers on Friday.According to Egyptian security sources who spoke to Al Arabiya, security forces are currently combing all the areas adjacent to Okar, where the extremists were hiding and tracking their operations in the vicinity of Friday’s incident.On the other hand, security forces tightened ...

24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai, military says

Monday, 16 October 2017

 At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement. The statement did not give details, but security and medical sources said about 20 members of the security forces had also been injured when more than 100 militants repeatedly attacked security outposts south of the border town of Sheikh Zuweid. The attackers used car bombs and rocket propelled grenades (RPG), the sources said. The ...

Two Egyptian soldiers, 6 militants killed in 'foiled' attack

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Egypt's military said two soldiers and six militants were killed in a “foiled” suicide bombing in Sinai on Wednesday, days after the ISIS staged a large scale attack in the peninsula.The bomber had taken advantage of a fog to creep up on an army “installation” when troops spotted and killed him, the military said in a statement.The ISIS also claimed Wednesday's attack in a statement on its propaganda agency Amaq.The military said five other militants were killed in ...

ISIS says it used suicide car bomb against Egyptian police

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The extremist ISIS group says it used a suicide car bomb in its deadly attack on a police convoy in the turbulent north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The account given by Egypt’s Interior Ministry of Monday’s attack says that a car rushed toward the convoy exploded when policemen in the convoy shot at it. Egyptian security and military officials say four armored vehicles and a fifth one carrying signal-jamming equipment were destroyed in the attack and a police pickup was ...

Militants launch deadly attack on police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai

Monday, 11 September 2017

Suspected militants on Monday ambushed a police convoy in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 18 policemen, including a police brigadier-general, according to security and military officials. The police and military officials said the attack began with the detonation of roadside bombs that destroyed and set ablaze three armored vehicles and a fourth one carrying signal jamming equipment. The gunmen later opened fire with machine guns and commandeered a police pickup truck. The attack ...

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