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On 14 April, militants carried out an attack on an army base near al-Qosimah in central Sinai. The operation involved at least 14 attackers armed with assault rifles, light machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), with between two and four of the militants detonating suicide explosive belts in the ...
Egyptian Army soldiers are seen in the troubled northern part of the Sinai peninsula during a launch of a major assault against militants, in Al-Arish, Egypt, in this undated handout picture made available by the Ministry of Defense March 4, 2018. Ministry of Defense/Handout via Reuters. RSS; Follow; Email ...

The Egyptian army has laid siege to the Sinai Peninsula in an effort to combat terrorism, but its actions are disrupting the lives of more than 250,000 ... northern Sinai Peninsula is worsening as civilians fall victim to the violence and ongoing siege imposed by Egyptian army and security forces trying to purge ...
Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and Minister of Defense and Military Production General Sidqi Subhi said that the Egyptian armed forces continue to cooperate with the police to eradicate terrorism and achieve victory. “The Egyptian military was and still bears the meanings of struggle for ...
Ahmed Eleiba listens to soldiers' stories as they fight terrorism on the frontlines in north Sinai. Ahmed Eleiba , Friday 23 Mar 2018. Sinai 2018. Egyptian Army during "operation sinai 2018' (Photo: Egypt's army spokesperson Facebook page) ...
Egypt's military said on Monday that soldiers and police have killed 36 extremists over five days as part of a sweeping operation against ISIL militants in the Sinai Peninsula. The army launched the campaign on February 9 after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who is standing in elections this month ...

CAIRO, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian military announced on Thursday that 16 army personnel and 105 terrorists were killed since the country's anti-terror military operation began a month ago in Sinai Peninsula. The military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay told reporters that 19 army men have been ...
The Egyptian army announced Sunday that 10 "Takfiris" were killed during confrontations with elements of the armed forces and police in northern Sinai while ... On the other hand, the Egyptian army announced arresting 245 suspects in an ongoing clampdown on extremists in the Sinai Peninsula, and it ...
Serious disruptions of the mobile phone networks, especially in southern Israel, are apparently the result of activity by the Egyptian army in Sinai. Calls were cut off and disrupted yesterday in southern Israel, and an enquiry revealed that the source of the disruption was probably in the Sinai. The Ministry of ...
4 'Very Dangerous' Extremists Killed in Sinai Operation, Says Egyptian Army. Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 - 10:30. A. A. Egyptian soldiers in an armored vehicle in the northern Sinai. (AP). Asharq Al-Awsat. The Egyptian military announced on Wednesday that four “very dangerous takfiri” extremists were killed in the ...
Anan's son, Samir, denied statements attributed by Geneina to his father, and said his father did not possess documents that condemn the state or its leaders. (Reuters). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Text size A A A. The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action ...
Egyptian army vehicles are seen on a highway to North Sinai during a launch of a major assault against militants, in Ismailia, Egypt, in this undated handout picture made available by the defence ministry on February 9, 2018. Reuters. Egypt's security forces killed 10 militants and arrested 400 suspects, ...
Weeks before scheduled presidential elections in Egypt, the army launched a major offensive against militants in northern Sinai who have staged a seven-year insurgency against the military there. Army spokesman Colonel Tamer el-Rifai announced in a strongly worded televised statement Friday morning ...
The incident led to eight casualties and 15 injuries among Egyptian forces, according to army spokesperson Tamer El-Refai. “Among the 14 terrorist elements there were four wearing explosive belts and they were all armed with automatic rifles, medium-calibre rifles, and RPGs,” the statement read.
CAIRO, April 8 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Army troops have killed four "extremely dangerous" gunmen as part of the mop-up operation "Sinai 2018," ongoing in the north of the embattled peninsula. The military said in a statement, on Sunday, that air units struck and demolished two terrorists' hideouts, knocked out ...
CAIRO – An Egyptian military spokesman said on Sunday that four alleged militants were killed and 252 suspects were arrested over the past week during military operations in the Sinai Peninsula in northeast Egypt. Col. Tamer al-Refaei detailed in a statement on his official Facebook page that those killed allegedly ...
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh November 11, 2015. (File Photo: AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED. Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat. Egypt's army said on Sunday it killed four takfiris in Sinai and arrested over 250 wanted criminals and suspects in security ...

CAIRO – 1 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisidemandedthatmedia outletsensureno offence is made against the Egyptian armed forces and police, stressing that such an actcannot be regarded asfreedom of expression; but is rather an unacceptable offense. This came during the inauguration of the ...
Six plantations of marijuana and poppies (used to make morphine and codeine) were also seized. (File photo: Reuters). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 1 March 2018. Text size A A A. Egypt's armed forces announced the death of 13 armed men in northern Sinai on Thursday on day 21 of ...
4 'Very Dangerous' Extremists Killed in Sinai Operation, Says Egyptian Army. Wednesday, 21 February, 2018 - 10:30. A. A. Egyptian soldiers in an armored vehicle in the northern Sinai. (AP). Asharq Al-Awsat. The Egyptian military announced on Wednesday that four “very dangerous takfiri” extremists were killed in the ...
Tamer al-Rifai, the spokesman for the Egyptian army, announced in a televised statement Feb. 9 that the Egyptian army, in cooperation with the police, launched a comprehensive anti-terrorism operation in the Sinai Peninsula under the name Operation Sinai 2018. This called into question the timing of the ...
CAIRO, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian army officer and two soldiers were killed during a shootout with terrorists in Egypt's North and Central Sinai, the Egyptian army said on Monday. Four terrorists were also killed in armed clashes with army troops, the army said in an official statement. Meanwhile ...
Tamer al-Rifai, the spokesman for the Egyptian army, posted Jan. 27 an official statement on his Facebook page saying that, under the slogan “Army and People,” the Egyptian armed forces had a special stand at the Cairo International Book Fair from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10. The army hoped to spread military ...
Despite statements from the Egyptian Army announcing successful missions, questions remain as to whether Operation Sinai 2018 will end ISIS's presence in Egypt. ISIS and other Islamist militant groups have been operating in Sinai for years and previous military operations failed to dislodge them.
Three militants were killed and another 224 arrested on the eighth day of a wide-ranging army campaign now underway in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said Friday. “Within the context of ongoing army operations in northern and central Sinai, three armed militants were killed [on ...
CAIRO, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition near the country's western border with Libya, the Egyptian army said Thursday. The operation came while the Egyptian army continues a massive anti-terror operation named "Comprehensive ...
Anan's son, Samir, denied statements attributed by Geneina to his father, and said his father did not possess documents that condemn the state or its leaders. (Reuters). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Text size A A A. The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action ...
Egyptian army vehicles are seen on a highway to North Sinai during a launch of a major assault against militants, in Ismailia, Egypt, in this undated handout picture made available by the defence ministry on February 9, 2018. Reuters. Egypt's security forces killed 10 militants and arrested 400 suspects, ...
Weeks before scheduled presidential elections in Egypt, the army launched a major offensive against militants in northern Sinai who have staged a seven-year insurgency against the military there. Army spokesman Colonel Tamer el-Rifai announced in a strongly worded televised statement Friday morning ...
Official spokesman of the armed forces Colonel Tamer al-Rifai stated that 12 hideouts were bulldozed and 12 explosive charges were discovered in addition to four vehicles containing huge quantity of spare parts, motorbikes and materials used in making explosive charges. In a statement, Rifai said that ...
Since September 2015, the Egyptian army has been pumping sea water under the border in an attempt to destroy all of the tunnels used by the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip to smuggle essential goods. The tunnels have been described as Gaza's “lifeline” but Egyptian President Abdel Fattah ...
CAIRO, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian troops have arrested two terror suspects and destroyed 14 hideouts in the central part of North Sinai province, the Egyptian army announced Tuesday. "The forces also destroyed half an acre of marijuana plant and seven storehouses of marijuana seeds," Egyptian ...
The incumbent president had three declared opponents, human rights lawyer Khaled Ali, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and former Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Sami Anan. Two have pulled out of the race, while the latter has been disqualified for not having requested permission from the Egyptian ...
General Sami Anan, former Egyptian army chief-of-staff and would-be presidential candidate, was detained by Egyptian authorities on 23 January and is being held at a military prison in Cairo, according to his lawyer on Saturday. For six days he was incommunicado, after being detained for questioning.
The Egyptian army's former chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Sami Anan, was detained in Cairo on Tuesday, three of his campaign organizers said, after the army summoned him for questioning over his intention to run for president, APA reports citing Reuters. Egypt's Interior Ministry could not immediately be reached ...
Sami Anan. Egyptian ex-military chief of staff Sami Anan was detained in Cairo on Tuesday, three of his campaign organisers said, after the army summoned him for questioning over his intention to run for president. The interior ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. The military gave no ...
Egypt's army said it killed two dangerous extremists in North Sinai ahead of their plot to carry out a terror attack against the forces, a statement by the Egyptian armed forces read on Tuesday. In an official statement, armed forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the second field army, in coordination with ...
In 2001, Anan was promoted by Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak to be head of the Egyptian Air Defense Forces, then promoted in 2005 to be chief of staff of the Egyptian army. In the wake of the 25 January revolution that erupted in Egypt in 2011, Anan played a vital role in managing the ...
Cairo, Jan. 20 (BNA): Former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff General Sami Anan has announced his intention to run in the country's presidential election in March. “I call on civilian and military institutions to maintain neutrality towards everyone who had announced their intention to run,” Anan said in a ...
Former Egyptian Army chief of staff announces presidential bid. 12 : 11 PM - 20/01/2018. Cairo, Jan. 20 (BNA): Former Egyptian armed forces chief of staff General Sami Anan has announced his intention to run in the country's presidential election in March. “I call on civilian and military institutions to maintain neutrality ...
General Sami Anan served as armed forces chief of staff from 2005 to 2012. Analysts say his candidacy might attract Egyptians nostalgic for the relative stability of the pre-2011 overthrow of longtime strongman leader Hosni Mubarak. Egypt's Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Sami Anan during a meeting in ...
A former Egyptian army chief of staff will contest the upcoming presidential elections in March, said a top aide on Friday, as other candidates have faced heavy pressure to drop out and pave the way for a sweeping re-election victory for the army-chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah Sisi. Ragab Helal ...
Cairo, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian police units raided a training center of armed Islamic extremists in the city of El Arish, the capital of the North Sinai Governorate. A statement from the Ministry of the Interior details that the suspects received training to use weapons and make explosive charges in an abandoned building ...
Cairo, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian police units raided a training center of armed Islamic extremists in the city of El Arish, the capital of the North Sinai Governorate. A statement from the Ministry of the Interior details that the suspects received training to use weapons and make explosive charges in an ...
CAIRO, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian army killed two terrorists in central Sinai, the southern part of North Sinai province northeastern the capital Cairo, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement on Thursday. "The law enforcement forces of the Third Field Army in cooperation with the air forces ...
CAIRO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian army announced Monday that its troops have killed 12 terrorists in the terror-hit Sinai Peninsula in the past days. The Egyptian army launched several anti-terror operations in central and northern Sinai in cooperation with the Egyptian Air Force, the army's ...
The Egyptian army will employ “absolute force” to put an end to terrorism in Sinai, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told Egyptians on Saturday in a speech at the inauguration of several development projects in the East Suez Canal Development Zone in northern Ismailia. “We have to put an end to ...
Over the course of 2017, the Egyptian army has destroyed 63 cross-border tunnels linking the blockaded Gaza Strip to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the army announced Friday. In a statement, the army also said that more than 6,000 illegal immigrants — of various nationalities — had been detained over the ...
oldiers in military vehicles proceed towards the al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. (File Photo: AP). Reuters Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Text size A A A. An Egyptian military officer was killed and two other people were wounded ...
A statement by the Egyptian army on Saturday said a group of insurgents breached a heavily-guarded army installation in the city of el-Arish in northern Sinai ... The militants, disguised in Egyptian army uniforms, were armed with grenades and firearms and carrying explosive belts – used in suicide attacks ...


 

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