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Operations in Sinai continue, 13 militants reportedly killed

Operations in Sinai against militancy are ongoing, as the armed forces spokesperson announcing the killing of 13 militants in clashes in North and central Sinai. According to the latest statement from the armed forces spokesperson, released on Wednesday, 18 suspects were arrested, including a number of extremists and others wanted for criminal cases. Military engineers …

Daily News Egypt

Cabinet exhibits aid presented to Sinai residents during military operations

The Egyptian cabinet has released a report on Monday documenting aid released to Sinai residents during the latest military operations during the months of June and May. The extensive armed operation dubbed “Sinai 2018” has started in February. The report also documented financial compensation issued to families, which were displaced due to the military operations, …

Daily News Egypt

Zaki visits North Sinai, checks Sinai 2018 military campaign developments 

Egypt’s Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki has checked on security forces units in North Sinai, following up developments of the comprehensive military operation dubbed Sinai 2018. Zaki began on Monday his round by visiting Arish International Airport and permanent army operational units in the governorate, inspecting the military operations against militants affiliated with the Islamic State …

Daily News Egypt

Islamic State local leader killed in Sinai

One of the local leaders of the of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was killed, according to the militant group’s Amaq news agency announcement late on Sunday. The group identified the leader as Abu Jaafar Al-Maqdesi, without mentioning any further details about the location or circumstances of his death. Since …

Mohamed Samir

Final exams suspended in Sinai due to military operations

Second semester final examinations for transitional educational stage students have been suspended in the Sinai Peninsula due to ongoing military operations against armed militants, and first term exam results are to be adopted as the final ones, Ministry of Education spokesperson Ahmed Khairy announced on Tuesday. Transitional educational stages are years when students enter the …

Fatma Lotfi

Counterterrorism: Main pillar of post-3 July state

The latest Sinai 2018 operation is not the first counterinsurgency operation that has been down to limit the effect of militancy in Egypt since the ouster of Islamist former president Mohamed Morsi. Indeed, several military campaigns have been unleashed to eliminate radical militant groups whose activity peaked after 2013, and found refuge in Sinai and …

Adham Youssef

Egypt sees boom in military manufacturing

Many have called for the development of Egypt’s weapons arsenal because powerful nations live in peace. Calls for the development of armament remained neglected by the state, which argued that times of war have ended. In previous years, the Middle East witnessed a number of wars and conflicts not witnessed since the October War of …

Tamer Farhat

Suicide bombing attempt aborted, 4 militants killed during Sinai 2018 operation

On the 17th day of the extensive armed operation Sinai 2018, military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaie announced on Tuesday, that the Egyptian Armed Forces has successfully aborted an attempted suicide attack carried out by terrorist elements, and that four militants wearing explosive belts were also killed during the operation. El-Refaie said that four military personnel have …

Daily News Egypt