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Egypt Military Winds Down Sinai Campaign Against IS

Egypt’s military announced Wednesday it was winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it said scores of Islamic State group jihadists were killed. The army said the campaign in the Sinai Peninsula had “achieved its goals” in destroying militant hideouts and equipment, in joint operations by special forces, armored divisions and ...

Egyptian Army killed more than 500 terrorists, Arrested more than 600 and invalidate more than 470 explosive device

By. Sam Nan Egyptian army continues to lead in the implementation process of the “right of the martyr” to achieve a successful strikes and the pursuit of terrorists in the cities “Arish”, ‘Sheikh Zuid’, ‘Rafah’ and areas of central Sinai. The army also continued its successful strikes against armed terrorist elements targeting dens and gatherings them and impose full these ...

Mexican tourists killed by Egyptian military by mistake

  Egyptian security forces accidentally killed 12 people, including eight Mexicans, when they opened fire on a convoy of tourists in the country’s Western Desert on Sunday. A group of 22 tourists were preparing to camp out in the Wahat area of the Western Desert when they were attacked by the Egyptian forces, the BBC reported.

Egypt’s Agriculture Minister has been arrested over a corruption charges

Agriculture Minister of Egypt, Salah El Din Mahmoud Helal has been arrested as part of a corruption charges on Monday after his resignation. The prime minister’s office said in the statement released earlier on Monday that Salah El Din Mahmoud Helal’s resignation had been accepted on the instruction of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but did not mention the reason of his resignation. It ...

Israeli Officials expressed Concerned About Gas Discovery in Egypt

Israeli officials expressed concern that the discovery of an extensive gas field off the coast of Egypt could upend Israeli development of its energy resources. The Italian energy company Eni SpA on Sunday announced the discovery of the largest gas field in the Mediterranean, threatening a deal between the Israeli government and developers that was based on expectations of substantial ...

“Supergiant” natural gas field has been discovered in Egypt’s coast

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced on Sunday that it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt’s coast. The field was 1,450m (4,757 feet) beneath the surface and covered 100 sq km (39 sq miles) according to Eni. It could hold possibly 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, or 5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent, the company said. It is ...

Egypt has approved new anti-terrorism laws

Egypt has approved new anti-terrorism laws in order to fight a spreading jihadist insurgency. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to bring in new law against terrorism after the car bomb of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat in late June. The new law establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force. They also impose the death penalty for ...

Military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya

The spokesman of Egypt’s armed forces says a military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya because of a technical failure while on a counterterrorism mission, killing four crew members and wounding two. Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir says on his Facebook page that the aircraft crashed Thursday during a joint air and ground mission southeast of the Siwa oasis, near ...

Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage

: Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it had threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service reported on Wednesday. The authenticity of the picture could not be immediately independently verified. It carried a caption that said: “killing of the Croatian hostage, due to his country’s participation in ...

21 died from heatwave as high as 47ºC in Egypt

21 people have died and 66 others were hospitalized with exhaustion as increasing temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt according to the health ministry. All victims died on Sunday as the temperature soared as high as 47ºC (117 ºF). The ministry said in a statement that 15 people died in Cairo, 4 in the Delta province of Qalibiya and 2 in Upper ...