24 March 2018

30 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

An Egyptian airstrike killed more than two dozen militants in the Sinai Peninsula, the army said Saturday.

The 30 militants were killed in airstrikes in "Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah in the northern Sinai peninsula", Egyptian military spokesman Col. Tamer al-Refaei said in a statement.

The airstrikes also destroyed 12 vehicles, including four rigged with bombs, according to the statement.

The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a deadly militant insurgency since mid-2013, when Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely-elected president, was ousted in a military coup.

Hundreds of Egyptian security personnel have been since killed in attacks across the volatile region, particularly in northeastern Sinai that shares borders with Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Egyptian authorities say they are battling the Welayat Sinai, or Province of Sinai group, that is said to have links to the ISIS terror organization.

2017.07.22 / 09:00
See also

Israelis, Palestinians react differently to hawk Bolton

Turkey condemns European Council conclusions

PKK terrorists begin pullout from Sinjar

Conference in Argentina called off over Armenian threat

Russia's ambassador to EU says no one summoned to Moscow

London shared "proof" of Russian involvement

Russian expats in Turkey 'happy' over Putin re-election

US places 10 Iranians,1entity on ccyber-related sanctions list

Trump temporarily excludes EU from steel tariffs

EU wages Cold War against Russia — Marine Le Pen

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla