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 …

Egypt: Roadside Bomb Kills Seven Egyptian Troops in Northern Sinai

A roadside bomb exploded late Thursday in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing seven members of Egypt’s security forces, security and medical officials said. The dead included an officer, and six others were wounded. The troops were Read More …

Egypt: Roadside Bombing in Sinai Kills 2 Police Officers

A roadside bomb went off Friday in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, killing two members of the country’s security forces and wounding five, security and medical officials said. According to the officials, the security forces were patrolling in the town of Read More …

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in civilian homes

Residents of Egypt’s restive North Sinai region ran for their lives when an Islamic State group affiliate occupied their villages. Now, they are returning to find their homes booby-trapped. “I lost my sister-in-law and her nine-month-old baby when an explosive Read More …

Egyptian military kills 77 terrorists in northern Sinai: report

The Egyptian military has killed 77 militants in anti-terrorism operations conducted from July 22 to August 30 in a crackdown against Islamist extremists in the northern Sinai Peninsula, the General Command of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) said Sunday, cited Read More …