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 ...

Three Egyptian troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai

Monday, 19 February 2018

Egypt’s military says three troops, including an officer, were killed in restive Sinai in fighting with militants.They are the first casualties Egypt has announced from an offensive Cairo launched on February 9.Military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said Monday that two other officers and a conscript were wounded in the fighting, part of the sweep aiming to end a years-long insurgency by Islamic militants.He says four militants were also killed.The operation covers north and central Sinai and ...

Egypt army: Militants looking to Sinai for new home base

Thursday, 15 February 2018

After crushing blows in Iraq and Syria, global militants could be eyeing Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as a new home base, the army said Thursday, as it presses an offensive in the region. Cairo last week announced a major operation against militants across swathes of territory, including the volatile region which has been at the heart of a persistent ISIS group insurgency.The security sweeps in the Sinai, Nile Delta and Western Desert near the border with Libya comes as the country prepares for polls ...

Egypt forces have killed 38 militants in major operation

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Egypt's military said Tuesday it has killed 38 militants and arrested more than 500 militants and suspects days after launching a major operation against an ISIS group affiliate in Sinai.The military said it had killed 10 "extremely dangerous" extremists, in addition to 28 militant fighters it had previously announced as having been killed.A statement added that 400 "criminal elements and suspects" had been arrested, having previously announced the arrest of 126 people.The ...

Egypt continues Sinai crackdown as 28 militants killed, 126 arrested

Monday, 12 February 2018

Egyptian security forces killed 28 militants and arrested 126 in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by State TV on Monday. Egypt's air force also destroyed 60 militant targets, the statement said, part of a campaign to crush Islamist insurgents blamed for a string of attacks. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more ...

Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sixteen militants were killed and 4 others arrested in a major crackdown launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian army said in a statement carried by state TV early on Sunday. Another 30 suspects were arrested, it said. The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Nov. 29 ordered the military to defeat militants in North Sinai within three months, after an attack on a mosque which killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident in the Arab world's most populous country. A military ...

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