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15 more militants killed in Sinai operation

More operations are targeting militants in North Sinai, as part of the extensive armed operation Sinai 2018 which started last Friday, with the latest raids killing 15 militants, raising the campaign’s death toll to 53. Military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei said that air forces have destroyed 11 sites that were reported to have been dens for …

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Timeline of security developments in Sinai

Since 2013, state security forces, represented by both the military and the police, have been engaged in violent clashes with “Sinai Province”, known previously as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis. In 2014, the group declared its affiliation with the Islamic State group (IS) and has repeatedly launched deadly attacks on army and police checkpoints. Over the course …

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Extensive military operation to wipe out militancy launched in Sinai

The Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Friday that it has launched an extensive military operation in Sinai to eliminate militants from the restive peninsula. Military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei said in a televised statement that the operation aims to target “dens and ammunition storages that are being used by terrorist elements.” He added that the ongoing …

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7 killed, 3 arrested in North, central Sinai in anti-terror military raids

The Egyptian military has carried anti-terrorist operations in Sinai on Monday. The military spokesperson said that the military killed seven terrorists including two “leading members of terrorist groups,” in North Sinai in a statement published on social media. He also said in a separate statement that three terrorist suspects were arrested in central Sinai. In …

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3 Alleged militants arrested in Sinai

The armed forces said on Saturday that they arrested three alleged extremist  amid the ongoing military operations fighting terrorism in the region, military spokesperson Tamer Al-Refaei said in a statement. According to the statement, the military forces of the third field army attacked a den of extremists and destroyed 2 vehicle and 8 motor bikes. …

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Militant arrested, more hideouts destroyed in North Sinai

The suspect was arrested as he was allegedly observing the activity of the military in central Sinai The military announced on Saturday that one suspected militant was arrested in central Sinai as he was observing military forces in the area, according to a statement from the army spokesperson. The suspect was arrested by members of …

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