After years of fighting the Islamic State branch in the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian military, backed by tribal fighters, is making progress in clearing out the area of militants and calling on citizens to return to villages they were forced to leave.
An Egyptian crewmember of a Ramadan TV drama series about the Islamic State group (ISIS) has been abducted a few days ago in Lebanon, local news outlets reported.
A Palestinian member of the Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula has been killed, according to an Islamic State announcement that circulated on Friday.
Four fighters from tribes in North Sinai that are allied with the government were killed in the Thursday afternoon explosion of an improvised explosive device, according to statements from tribal groups.
The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt, the Province of Sinai, pledged allegiance on Wednesday to the group’s new leader via its Amaq publishing outlet.
Armed Forces sergeant killed in raid near Sheikh Zuwayed, 2 construction workers injured in New Rafah explosion
In recent months residents who have long been displaced from their homes to the west and south of Sheikh Zuwayed, once a concentration point in the military-militant conflict, have been allowed to return to inspect their wartorn properties.
Local security analysts warn against a possible resurgence by the Islamic State (IS) in the Sinai Peninsula, in the wake of a string of attacks on army troops, Bedouins and tribal figures in the northeastern Egyptian territory.
Five soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an explosion in Gelbana village on the westernmost outskirts of North Sinai, a security source told Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.
The decision to award Egypt the role of co-chair of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) has been sharply rebuked by the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, Dr Maha Azzam. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Azzam appealed for the decision to be reconsidered in …
The European Union is planning a joint bid with Egypt for the leadership of an influential international organisation shaping global counter-terrorism policies.