Residents of eastern North Sinai returned to the area at the beginning of this week to inspect homes they were displaced from seven years ago and found their houses and farms reduced to rubble, some of the returnees told Mada Masr.
Military confrontations against extremist groups in Sinai have expanded to include Sinai tribes as well as the Egyptian army.
The Union of Sinai Tribes said that in mid-December it led a campaign against militants in areas to the south of Rafah, North Sinai that led to the injury of three of the union’s fighters in an explosive attack.
An association of Sinai tribes allied with the Egyptian army is hunting down the explosives experts of the Islamic State (IS) branch in this Egyptian territory, which will potentially weaken the branch even more and deprive it of its last survival technique.
An Islamic State-affiliated group in Egypt’s Sinai killed a member of a tribal Bedouin force working alongside the Egyptian army on Tuesday evening.
Union of Sinai Tribes: documented attacks show downturn in North Sinai militant activity in recent weeks
In late November and early December, militants attempted at least two attacks in North Sinai, one in the east and one in the center of the governorate, according to the Union of Sinai Tribes, a contingent of tribes fighting against the Province of Sinai. The union said it killed two …
Egypt’s highest civilian court on Thursday issued a final ruling upholding a death sentence for 21 suspected Islamist militants, a judicial source and the state news agency MENA said.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi agreed with French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on Thursday on intensifying consultations and coordination during the coming period to counter terrorism.
The Cairo criminal court, fifth circuit for terrorism sentenced Bahaa Kish, the guard of the terrorist Hisham El-Ashmawy, who was deported with him from Libya to death by hanging.
Sudanese security forces, led by the country’s intelligence services, have been cracking down on Islamic State (IS) members over the past weeks.