Egypt: Senior officer, three pro-government militia allies killed in North Sinai

An IED blast claimed the lives of a senior officer and three members of a Bedouin pro-government militia on Sunday, in the latest attack on security forces in the restive North Sinai. Militants belonging to the Islamic State group remain Read More …

Egypt’s Armed Forces kill major terrorist leader in North Sinai

The Egyptian Armed Forces have killed major terrorist leader Hamza Al-Zamli along with a number of other terrorists during an anti-terrorism military operation in Gelbana village in North Sinai. The terrorists had infiltrated the village and tried in vain to Read More …

Egyptian army changes strategy in war against terrorism in Sinai

The Egyptian army seems to have recently changed its strategy in the face of jihadist groups after armed militants repeatedly attacked the army forces in the Sinai Peninsula over the past few days. On May 7, the Egyptian army announced Read More …

Egyptian Armed Forces foils terrorist attack in Sinai, an officer and 10 soldiers killed

According to the statement, the attack was foiled by the checkpoint personnel, but it resulted in the death of an officer and 10 soldiers as well as the injury of five others. The remaining terrorists are currently being hunted down Read More …

Egypt: Militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

Suspected Islamic State militants blew up a natural gas pipeline Saturday in Egypt’s restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, causing a fire but no casualties, security officials said. The officials said the suspected militants planted explosives under a pipeline Read More …

Egypt: ISIS in Sinai claims responsibility for IED attack on pro-government vehicle

ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for an IED attack that targeted a pro-government militia vehicle, south of Rafah, NBC reported on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if there were casualties in the attack. In recent days, the Read More …

Egypt: IED kills policeman in North Sinai during parliamentary polling

An improvised explosives device (IED) killed a policeman on Monday in North Sinai’s Sheikh Zuweid as parliamentary polls opened in the troubled governorate for the second and final day of voting. The IED exploded while a patrol vehicle was passing Read More …

Landmine casualties ‘exceptionally high’, Syria and Afghanistan worst-hit

According to Landmine Monitor 2021, the number of victims rose by 20 per cent in 2020 compared with the previous 12 months, the result of “increased armed conflict and contamination” of land with improvised mines. In total, more than 7,000 Read More …

Selected Police personnel in Africa trained in explosives combat

Selected Police personnel from 11 African countries have undergone explosive recognition and awareness training to combat explosive-related threats by terrorists and extremists. The two-week training dubbed: “Explosives Hazards Awareness Training (EHAT) of Trainers,” drew participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Read More …