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Friend and rival of Nasser: Fond of cultivating favourites, Field Marshall Abdel Hakim Amer had built up a considerable power base within the Egyptian Army. Responsible for a series of grave tactical errors during the Six-Day war, he committed suicide ...
That hot afternoon seems like yesterday, but it was 50 years ago this month. I was 15 and living in Sabha, a small city in the Sahara Desert of southern Libya.

However, the author argues that the Egyptian Army's capability and its intensive deployment at present, particularly in Sinai, is enough to confront the existing armed organisations.
After the coup, King Abdullah praised the Egyptian Army for saving Egypt "from a dark tunnel". The House of Saud views democracy as a dark tunnel.
However, the government can renew the state of emergency almost perpetually by allowing a few days between each six-month period. It's already done in North Sinai where the Egyptian Army is fighting Islamic State militants. But even before the current ...
Although The Exile is undeniably bin Laden's and al-Qaeda's story of survival against formidable odds, the lynchpin of the Saga is undoubtedly a former colonel in the Egyptian Army's special forces named Saif Al-Adel. Today, Al-Adel manages al-Qaeda's ...

An Egyptian Army soldier looks on from his position at a checkpoint in al-Arish city, the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, July 8, 2015.
A picture taken on July 13, 2017, from the Israeli side in the southern Negev desert shows an Egyptian Army post on the Israel-Egypt border in Sinai.
Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer.
... 1990; Sulaiman Khater, an Egyptian terrorist who shot dead seven Israeli tourists in Sinai, Egypt in 1985 whom Zawahiri praised as "an example to follow for the zealous and free in the Egyptian Army;" Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World ...
The Egyptian Army overthrew the government of Muhammad Morsi, which was getting active support from Qatar and Turkey, but since then the country is facing violence and instability.
Yossi Alpher is an independent security analyst. He is the former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, a former senior official with the Mossad, and a former IDF intelligence officer.
The pressure that the two gulf countries exerted on Qatar escalated after the great defeat of Qatari bets on the Muslim Brotherhood that became clear when the Egyptian Army overthrew President Mohamed Morsi and violently suppressed the Brotherhood.
CAIRO - The Egyptian Army killed three suspected radicals and detained another in the northern peninsula of Sinai, a military spokesman said on his official facebook account.
In Sinai, the Egyptian Army is continuing its often-brutal campaign against extremists linked to Wilayat Sina, an affiliate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
CAIRO, June 16 (KUNA) -- Three members of the so-called 'Takfiris' were killed and one arrested in Sinai during security raid by law enforcement troops, Egyptian Army said Friday. The Defense Ministry, in a statement, said the raids also resulted in ...
The Egyptian Army has killed three "highly dangerous" militants during a raid in Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement on Friday.

"The Egyptian Army has never been an aggressor, or an invading army to take other people's land, whatever their strength.
At the time, the Egyptian Army had been driven well out of artillery range, and the Egyptian air force had been destroyed on the ground in the initial Israeli preemptive strikes on 5 June.
Late last year, Al Jazeera broadcast a documentary it had produced projecting the Egyptian Army in an unfavourable light. The move outraged Egyptians and fuelled tensions between Cairo and Doha.
Israeli ground forces were now free to operate without fear of enemy air attacks, leading to a rout of the Egyptian Army in the Sinai.
He marvels at Nasser's decision to keep Amer on: "Amer was an incompetent commander. He was defeated in 1956, he failed at managing the union with Syria, the Egyptian Army was losing in Yemen, and yet Nasser kept him as commander-in-chief." Military ...
The news reader was in the middle of a news bulletin, giving a blow-by-blow account of Egyptian Army tanks storming a Cairo mosque inside which Muslim Brotherhood members were reportedly holed up.
The most basic Egyptian narrative about 1967, the one I heard dozens of times when I was a child, is simple: In 1967, Israel occupied the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, but in 1973 the Egyptian Army defeated Israel and reclaimed the Egyptian land. Revenge ...
The fact that the whole Egyptian Army and the Syrian Army were nearby the center of Israel, the fact that the - such heavy army with tanks, with all the machines were so near to our houses, threatening us to destroy us.
For his part, the head of the Red Sea MPs bloc at the parliament Ahmed Issa Haikal said the actions of the Egyptian Army towards the residents of Halayeb aims to provoke Sudan and drag it into war and to cover Egypt's involvement in supporting Darfur ...
As for bitterness, it was because Egyptians found out that they were the victim of a big lie circulated by the state media that the Egyptian Army was at the gates of Tel Aviv," Ahmad told gulf News. On June 5, 1967, Israeli warplanes bombed Egypt's ...
The fact that the whole Egyptian Army and the Syrian Army were nearby the center of Israel, the fact that the - such heavy army with tanks, with all the machines were so near to our houses, threatening us to destroy us.
Historically, the group has not targeted foreigners, but instead focused on targeting Egyptian Army and security personnel.
... to tell him about Israel's enormous deployment of forces along the border with Egypt, in preparation for a war, and that if the Soviet Union did not bring about a relaxation of tension and the withdrawal of the Egyptian Army from Sinai, Israel ...
... when his song "Irhal," demanding the resignation of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, turned into the soundtrack of political revolution in the country, and the Arab Spring at large; he was arrested and tortured when the Egyptian Army ...
The fact that the whole Egyptian Army and the Syrian Army were nearby the center of Israel, the fact that the - such heavy army with tanks, with all the machines were so near to our houses, threatening us to destroy us.
The Cairo-based independent digital news site launched on June 30, 2013, as then-president Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian Army. Its founders intended for the publication to provide an alternative and more independent perspective on ...
The fact that the whole Egyptian Army and the Syrian Army were nearby the center of Israel, the fact said the - such heavy army with tanks, with all the machines were so near to our houses, threatening us to destroy us.
In 2013, Saudi Arabia provided substantial support to Egypt's post-coup military regime after Mohamed Morsi -- Egypt's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader -- was ousted by the Egyptian Army. In 2014, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and ...
The fact that the whole Egyptian Army and the Syrian Army were nearby the center of Israel, the fact said the - such heavy army with tanks, with all the machines were so near to our houses, threatening us to destroy us.
In 2013, Saudi Arabia provided substantial support to Egypt's post-coup military regime after Mohamed Morsi -- Egypt's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader -- was ousted by the Egyptian Army. In 2014, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and ...
The Egyptian Army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us." "We must be honest with ourselves.
On the far side were peaceful gardens of bougainvillea. On my side were burned Egyptian Army trucks. Leaving the pack of journalists who preferred to interview an Israeli colonel, I encountered a group of barefooted, Egyptian children.
The plan called for it to be detonated atop a mountain in the eastern Sinai Peninsula some 20km from the Abu Ageila Egyptian strategic military complex.
The wide open border, which runs 1,115 kilometers, has been increasingly difficult to police: In 2015, eight Mexican tourists who were on safari in the Western desert were killed when an Egyptian Army helicopter mistook their group for militants and ...
The project included sending a small Israeli paratrooper force to divert the Egyptian Army in Sinai so that another Israeli team could make preparations for the explosion.
In a press conference on Friday, Mesmari said Ashmawi was suspended from the Egyptian Army in 2012 and is now leading terrorist operations from Darnah.
Though the spotlight on West Asia is understandably focused currently on the unquestionably exciting prospect of a welcome and desirable reconciliation between the United States and Iran, which is more than likely to happen, contemporary ground ...
Earlier on Thursday, there were reports about the Egyptian Army arriving in big number in Awaynat Mountain area near the Libyan-Sudanese and Egyptian borders, in an attempt to provide land backup for Khalifa Haftar-led Operation dignity forces in their ...
"We confirm the presence of two Egyptian terror chiefs inside Derna and they are Hashim Ashmawi, a former officer dismissed by the Egyptian armed forces who is preparing an army named the "Free Egyptian Army"; in military bases close to Derna, and ...
The authorities cordoned off the area, evacuated all adjacent buildings and cut off gas and electricity supplies to enable the Egyptian Army to raze the leaning structure to the ground, reported Al-Masry al-Youm. Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan ...
In response to the 26 May 2017 attack, the Egyptian Army has launched several airstrikes in Libya targeting alleged militant training camps.
The battles between ISIS forces and the Egyptian Army have escalated in recent weeks in northern Sinai. Egypt also began attacking ISIS targets in Libya last week in response to the most recent terror attack against the country's Christian Coptic minority.
In the early hours of 5 June 1967, Field Marshal Abd al-Hakim Amir of the Egyptian Army boarded a plane destined for the desert of the Sinai Peninsula.


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