Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

An explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a logistics convoy from the UN Stabilization Mission in the country, MINUSMA, at around 3pm in the vicinity of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, said the mission. “The Read More …

Ten Egyptian soldiers ‘killed or wounded’ by IED in North Sinai

Ten Egyptian military personnel were “killed or wounded” when an improvised explosive device was detonated in North Sinai on Thursday, the Egyptian military said. An officer, a non-commissioned officer, and eight soldiers were killed or injured when an IED detonated Read More …

Joint military counter-terror training operation between Egypt and US

The Egyptian army announced joint military training exercises with the United States on Thursday, to combat terrorism and reducing the threat of improvised explosive devices (IED), two days before the launch of “Operation Bright Star.” A military spokesman, Col. Tamer Al-Rifai, stated that “training was Read More …

Police say they have killed 36 militants since start of ‘Sinai 2018’

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 Read More …

16 militants killed, 66 hideouts destroyed on 3rd day of ‘Sinai 2018’ operation

Egypt’s Armed Forces killed 16 militants and destroyed 66 militant hideouts on Sunday morning as part of a large-scale operation dubbed “Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018” that began on Friday, an official statement by the army’s official spokesperson read. Sunday’s statement said Read More …