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The food convoys set off from the headquarters of the North Sinai Security Sector and head towards various distribution locations in Arish. On reaching the city one convoy heads to 23 July Street in downtown Arish, a second heads to the northern part of the city and a third to the Zohour neighbourhood ... Sinai
Government allocations for projects implemented in the current year in North Sinai have totaled LE174.5 million, North Sinai governor Abdel Fattah ... A number of development projects in North Sinai have been launched in various sectors in several cities, in accordance to the development plan ...

Three automatic guns and explosive devices ready for detonation were found in the hideout of one of the abandoned houses in the North Sinai city Al-Arish. The forces also raided a camp for terrorist elements in the Rafah and seized a communication center used by the takfiri elements. The ... Sinai
Egypt's Interior Ministry said in official statement on Thursday that five militant stationing points were targeted during sweeping operations conducted from both police and military forces inside the North Sinai city Al-Arish. The statement added that the stationing points were targeted as part of the ... militants Sinai
Al-Masry Al-Youm received details on land allocated to a new development project in North Sinai, which will be discussed by a committee formed by ... adding that the project includes not only agricultural development, but the establishment of villages including five villages in Sahl Teena area and ... Sinai
Two soldiers were killed as part of a massive military operation in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian military on Sunday. In a statement, military spokesman Col. Tamer Rifai said the two were killed and six others injured “as a result of combat operations”, without giving further details. Sinai

Despite positive pronouncements by the Sisi regime, Egypt's campaign against ISIS affiliated fighters in the North Sinai is not going well. Part of the problem is the regime's blunt force approach — indiscriminate bombing as well as the razing of entire villages and some extrajudicial killings — is ill suited to ... Sinai
Under the strict limitations on movement imposed by the Armed Forces, the cities of Rafah, Sheikh Zuwayed and Arish had been emptied of all commonly used vegetables, poultry, legumes and flour. The shortage has led to a devastating food crisis, especially in North Sinai's capital and highly populated ... Sinai
IN A STATEMENT released on 27 February, a military spokesperson reported that 11 Islamist militants had been killed by military forces during a counter-terrorism operation in Egypt's North Sinai governorate on an earlier unspecified date, BBC Monitoring reported. The statement added that four militants ... Sinai
CAIRO – 1 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is set to inaugurate a new city in North Sinai within the coming few hours, a governmental source ... amusement park and recreation areas, Marina yacht state, an international hospital, Formula 1 circuit races, golf courses, and an Olympic village. Sinai
CAIRO, March 1 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian army announced Thursday it killed 13 more terrorists and arrested 86 suspects in North Sinai province in the ... Egypt's terrorists even stormed a mosque in North Sinai's Arish city last November, killing at least 310 Muslim worshippers and injuring more than 120 ... Sinai
He was also updated on the operation success over the past 15 days in North Sinai, as well as on the military's full control over Egyptian ground and ... of a number of Sinai's cities and villages, including the area of Bi'r al-Abd, will be developed,” Member of Parliament representing North Sinai governorate ... Sinai
The Islamic State-affiliate Province of Sinai announced on Saturday that its members shot six Egyptian military personnel using snipers west of Sheikh Zuwayed, and that they exchanged fire with another group near Qabr Omayr, a village in North Sinai. The military spokesperson has yet to issue any ... Sinai
The attacks were planned to be executed by two militants belonging to the Islamic State-affiliated (IS) Sinai Province, as well as another two suicide bombers who were aiming to destroy an army checkpoint used by army battalion 101 in Al-Arish, a North Sinai-based journalist who preferred to remain ... Sinai
The attack in the Bir Al-Abed area in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish killed 309 people, including 27 children. ... The journalist added that the army is focusing its strikes on areas where the armed groups were active in the south of north Sinai's three main cities, Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and el-Arish, deep in ... Sinai
Assistant to the President for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mehleb and Advisor to the President for Security Affairs Ahmed Gamal al-Din held meetings with members of the House of Representatives in North Sinai governorate on Saturday, discussing problems facing inhabitants of Sinai during ... Sinai
Schools in North Sinai have been suspended several times due to terrorists groups attempting to destabilize North Sinai. In October 2017, schools in Al-Arish, North Sinai were evacuated after terrorist groups targeted security posts and a national bank, causing some clashes between the armed forces and ... Sinai

Many residents from the North Sinai cities of Al-Arish, Sheikh Zewaid, and Rafah left the governorate after threats increased from the Islamic State-affiliated (IS) group Sinai Province. Threats were aimed against civilians and particularly Coptic Christians. In February, the North Sinai city Al-Arish witnessed ... Sinai
In November 2017, at least 235 people were killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Bir al-Abed, a town in North Sinai province. Afterwards, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi gave a three-month deadline to restore order in the region, using "all brute force" necessary. Egypt will go to the polls next ... Sinai
Their collaboration in the North Sinai is the most dramatic evidence yet of a quiet reconfiguration of the politics of the region. Shared .... On July 1, 2015, the militants briefly captured control of a North Sinai town, Sheikh Zuwaid, and retreated only after Egyptian jets and helicopters struck the town, state news ... Sinai
According to the latest military statement on March 19, "an officer and three conscripts were killed", while eight troops, including three army officers, were injured. Insurgents: Thirty-six fighters killed in clashes with the military in the North Sinai city of Arish in the past five days. Detentions: More than ...
Despite positive pronouncements by the Sisi regime, Egypt's campaign against ISIS affiliated fighters in the North Sinai is not going well. Part of the problem is the regime's blunt force approach — indiscriminate bombing as well as the razing of entire villages and some extrajudicial killings — is ill suited to ...
He was also updated on the operation success over the past 15 days in North Sinai, as well as on the military's full control over Egyptian ground and ... of a number of Sinai's cities and villages, including the area of Bi'r al-Abd, will be developed,” Member of Parliament representing North Sinai governorate ...
IN A STATEMENT released on 27 February, a military spokesperson reported that 11 Islamist militants had been killed by military forces during a counter-terrorism operation in Egypt's North Sinai governorate on an earlier unspecified date, BBC Monitoring reported. The statement added that four militants ...
He was also updated on the operation success over the past 15 days in North Sinai, as well as on the military's full control over Egyptian ground and ... of a number of Sinai's cities and villages, including the area of Bi'r al-Abd, will be developed,” Member of Parliament representing North Sinai governorate ...
The Islamic State-affiliate Province of Sinai announced on Saturday that its members shot six Egyptian military personnel using snipers west of Sheikh Zuwayed, and that they exchanged fire with another group near Qabr Omayr, a village in North Sinai. The military spokesperson has yet to issue any ...
Early this month, the Egyptian army launched a military campaign in the North Sinai and areas of the Nile Delta, all of which have seen major terrorist attacks ... then shooting from outside at worshippers as they fled — killed more than 300 people and injured scores more in the northern town of Bir al-Abed.
Main markets have been devoid of fresh produce and supermarket shelves have been scarcely stocked with food products since February 11, as the military campaign has halted all transportation in and out of North Sinai cities. There are two main markets in Arish located in the center of the city, with a third ...
The attack in the Bir Al-Abed area in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish killed 309 people, including 27 children. ... The journalist added that the army is focusing its strikes on areas where the armed groups were active in the south of north Sinai's three main cities, Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and el-Arish, deep in ...
Many residents from the North Sinai cities of Al-Arish, Sheikh Zewaid, and Rafah left the governorate after threats increased from the Islamic State-affiliated (IS) group Sinai Province. Threats were aimed against civilians and particularly Coptic Christians. In February, the North Sinai city Al-Arish witnessed ...
February 9 was just like any other Friday: Telecommunications and internet access to the entire North Sinai Governorate had been cut off since 7 am. Arish families were preparing to gather at grandparents' houses for lunch. Military aircraft were hovering over the city, albeit in greater numbers than usual.
By the end of the first day of the operation, several sources on the ground in North Sinai confirmed through phone and via-internet conversations that the bombardment almost entirely focused on the villages and suburbs south of the three main cities, El-Arish, Sheikh Zuwayyed and Rafah. This area has ...
13 (Xinhua) -- A major anti-terror operation in the Egyptian province of North Sinai has killed 10 terrorists, according to an army statement on Tuesday. ... a nationwide security operation against terrorists and criminal elements and organizations in northern, central Sinai, Delta and western border cities.
Egyptian Army's Armoured Vehicles are seen on a highway to North Sinai during a launch of a major assault against militants, in Ismailia, Egypt, ... On the ground, special forces, working with police, conducted raids inside cities in Sinai to seize militants, military spokesman Colonel Tamer Al Rifai said in a ...
An Egyptian army convoy passes through Ismailia towards North Sinai on February 9, 2018 at the start of a major assault against militants on the peninsula. ... militants killed more than 300 people at a mosque in the village of Al Rawdah, in the troubled northern sector of the peninsula near Bir El Abd town.
MEXICO CITY -- Authorities said Friday that they have arrested dual U.S.-Mexican citizen Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug ... Security officials said the forces killed at least 20 militants in the north Sinai town of Bir al-Abd. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they ...
On Friday morning, authorities also blocked the main road linking North Sinai's cities to one another, and cut off passage to and from the cities of Arish, Sheikh ... A local on the Palestinian side of the border city of Rafah told Mada Masr that the explosions could be heard clearly in the city and residents saw ...
By mid-afternoon, security officials said they had killed at least 20 militants in the north Sinai town of Bir al-Abed. ... The ministry of health requested that hospitals in the port city of Ismailia take emergency measures including doubling the number of doctors on shift and making sure that extra medication and ...
... city of Ismailia as hospitals implemented state of emergency measures, reported local media on Wednesday. The calls came amid an increase in military presence in the area and after Egypt imposed on 12 January a curfew on parts of the North Sinai region, including areas near the border town of Rafah ...
... the death sentence against two civilian defendants on charges of murder and committing acts of violence in the country's North Sinai province in 2013, ... seven suspects after finding them guilty of attacking the Al-Gora checkpoint in the city of Arish, the largest city in the Egyptian province of North Sinai.
The announcement was concurrent with an “unusual increase” in the number of military vehicles in North Sinai, the same source added. ... In January, sources told Mada Masr that additional Armed Forces equipment and reinforcements had arrived in Hassana, the closest central Sinai city to Arish, ...
On July 1, 2015, the militants briefly captured control of a North Sinai town, Sheikh Zuwaid, and retreated only after Egyptian jets and helicopters struck the town, state news agencies said. Then, at the end of October, the militants brought down the Russian charter jet, killing all 224 people aboard.
The Egyptian Army is bulldozing homes and olive groves to build a buffer zone around the airport in its troubled North Sinai province, AP said. ... They will be removed from at least a dozen hamlets around el-Arish airport to nearby cities, and the government has promised compensation. El-Arish is the main ...
More than 20 kilometers will be demolished if the area is square-shaped, which is equivalent to half of el-Arish city that stretches along 48 kilometers. On Jan. 23, north Sinai Governor Maj. Gen. Al-Sayed Abdel Fattah Harhour announced that the police and army have appraised the value of citizens' houses ...
23 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian military and police raids killed eight terrorists in restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, official security statements said on Tuesday. A statement from the interior ministry said that a police raid against terrorist elements in North Sinai's Arish city ...
Egyptian Coptic Christians arrive with their belongings at a church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, where they took refuge in February 2017 (Photo: AFP). ... Salama is one of thousands of university students who are struggling to complete their studies in North Sinai, amid militant attacks and extensive ...
The total area of Bir al-Abed City and the 24 surrounding villages is 3,857 square kilometers encompassing 91,876 residents, and extending from Port Said and Ismailiya governorates in the west to Arish city in the east bordering the Mediterranean in the North and Al-Hasana city and surrounding villages in ...
On the other hand, a constantly renewed partial three-month state of emergency and a curfew have been imposed on some parts of North Sinai province ... Terrorism in Egypt did not stop at targeting security men and Copts, as a terrorist operation last month against a mosque in North Sinai's Arish city killed ...
Assistant to the President for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mehleb and Advisor to the President for Security Affairs Ahmed Gamal al-Din held meetings with members of the House of Representatives in North Sinai governorate on Saturday, discussing problems facing inhabitants of Sinai during ...
Schools in North Sinai have been suspended several times due to terrorists groups attempting to destabilize North Sinai. In October 2017, schools in Al-Arish, North Sinai were evacuated after terrorist groups targeted security posts and a national bank, causing some clashes between the armed forces and ...


 

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