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Egypt’s security forces deter attack on checkpoint in Rafah

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Egyptian security forces in North Sinai succeeded in deterring an armed attack on one of their checkpoints on Sunday in Rafah, according to an Al Arabiya reporter.Witnesses of the attack said that armed men began shooting gunfire at security guards standing at the checkpoint, where one soldier, Mohamed Ibrahim Mahmoud, 22, was injured.During investigations in the area around the checkpoint, two bodies were found that belong to the terrorist faction that attacked the checkpoint. Mahmoud was ...

Mubarak reveals Netanyahu proposed resettling Palestinians in Sinai

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A leaked audio recording of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak revealed that current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was behind the proposal to resettle Palestinians in Sinai to decrease the population density in the Gaza Strip. According to the recording, which was leaked by the Facebook page entitled ‘Asfeen Ya Rayes’ (We're Sorry, Mr. President), he was sitting with Netanyahu when the latter proposed transferring Palestinians to an area near Gaza. Netanyahu, who had ...

Who’s the Egyptian ISIS militant who issued fatwa to kill Sinai worshipers?

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

On December 7, 2016, Al-Naba'a, an Arabic-language journal belonging ISIS terrorist organization, published an interview with a leader calling him Amir al-Hesba in Sinai. Rumeya, another magazine also issued by the organization, published an interview with ISIS militant who threatened to target Sufi Zawiyas (corners) and mosques in Egypt. The leader of ISIS, who was also known as Abi Musab al-Masri, identified 3 Mosques of Sufism and threatened to target them. This is in reference to Al-Rawdah ...

Egypt economy likely to remain unshaken by Sinai attack

Monday, 27 November 2017

The mosque attack in Egypt’s Sinai may only strengthen the view that the country needs continued IMF support as agreed a year ago and the economy is likely to quickly shake off any negative repercussions, economists say. Gunmen carrying the flag of ISIS killed more than 300 worshippers in the attack on the mosque, the worst such attack by militants in Egypt’s modern history. Tourists and investors seem unlikely to be much deterred by the attack, which took place in an isolated spot ...

Egyptian Copts pray for victims of mosque attack in emotional photo

Sunday, 26 November 2017

A photo of Egyptian Copts praying for the victims of Friday’s deadly mosque attack in Sinai has been widely circulated on social media. Farid al-Naqrashi, who posted the photo on his Facebook page, said these prayers were performed at a Coptic church in North Cairo. “These prayers are for the victims, may God have mercy on them and grant patience to their families,” the caption said. Social media users interacted with the photo and widely shared it, reflecting the ...

Egypt mosque attack: Is Sufism a new target for terrorists in Sinai?

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The magnitude of the attack that targeted worshippers in al-Rawda Mosque in North Sinai is not only measured by the number of lives it claimed, estimated so far at 305, nor by the fact that it is the deadliest in Egypt’s modern history. The rest of the details are equally disturbing. This is the first time a mosque is targeted, hence marking a clear departure from the sectarian agenda that characterized most recent attacks and also stirring away from the other traditional enemy represented ...

‘Egypt’s 9/11:’ Mosque attack deemed deadliest in country’s modern history

Saturday, 25 November 2017

At least 235 worshippers were killed while attending Friday prayers at a North Sinai mosque in a terror attack on Friday described as one of the deadliest of its kind in Egypt’s modern history.The attack on Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish city, is a “unique phenomenon” in Egypt, a Cairo-based analyst told Al Arabiya English.“While Egypt’s Sinai peninsula had witnessed several deadly attacks in previous years, including assaults on security forces and ...

Egypt military carries out air strikes, kills terrorists near Al-Arish

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Egypt’s military has begun conducting air strikes around the area of North Sinai where a deadly mosque attack that killed more than 230 occurred on Friday, security sources and eyewitnesses said. The strikes have been concentrated in several mountainous areas surrounding Al Rawdah mosque where militants are believed to be hiding out, the security sources said. The Egyptian army stated that a number of the terrorists involved in the massacre of Al-Rawda mosque in northern Sinai, which ...

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 ...

Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 305, with 128 injured

Friday, 24 November 2017

The death toll in the militant attack on the mosque on Friday in Egypt’s North Sinai rose to 305 including 27 children, the state prosecution said Saturday in a statement detailing the gruesome massacre. At least 128 people were injured in the attack. It said there were between 25 and 30 attackers in camouflage and had  arrived in five all-terrain vehicles, surrounded the mosque and opened fire on the worshippers during Friday prayers, it said. The attackers had and later set fire ...

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