egyptian army in sinai

Egyptian president orders: Use all brute force necessary to defeat ISIS

Sisi gives generals three months to cleanse the Sinai Peninsula of jihadist terrorists.

Egyptian forces strike militants after mosque attack; death toll rises to 305

"The air force has over the past few hours eliminated a number of outposts used by terrorist elements," the army said.

25/11/2017
Sinai terrorism
At least 30 police officers killed in shootout in Egypt's western desert

The Islamist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula has grown since the military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-2013 following mass protests against his rule.

By REUTERS
21/10/2017
Sinai terror
Report: Attack on police vehicle kills four in northern Sinai

Violence against police in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have increased since the 2013 ouster of Morsi.

By REUTERS
09/08/2017
Sinai terror
Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai fighting

Security forces also killed 15 people and arrested seven others during a raid which targeted "highly dangerous terrorists" in the central Sinai area.

By REUTERS
23/03/2017
SEATED IN the office of Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in Washington in 2016, from left: Egyptian Embass
Congress to introduce bill honoring late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat

Orthodox Jew behind initiative for ‘one of the greatest statesman of the 20th century’ who ‘bravely reached out to Israel and dedicated himself to peace’

Sinai province
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack

The attack was launched with a car bomb, planted in a street cleaning car that the attackers had stolen a few days earlier, three security sources told Reuters.

By REUTERS
09/01/2017
Gaza Strip
Egypt security forces accidentally kill 12, including Mexican tourists

Security forces mistook tourist convoy for militants.

By REUTERS
14/09/2015
ISIS terrorism
Watch: ISIS attacks Egyptian naval vessel off coast bordering Israel

Such incidents at sea are rare, though Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency in the region.

By REUTERS
16/07/2015
Cairo
Egypt army kills 5, arrests 12 in Sinai, sentences 11 to death

Four of those killed were plotting a “terrorist operation” against security forces.

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