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Sinai militants launch sporadic attacks against Egyptian army

The Egyptian army has recently revealed that eight Egyptian soldiers have been killed and wounded in recent anti-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian military spokesman Col. Gharib Abdel Hafez said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page Aug. 1 that the military operations resulted in the killing …

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Abuse and torture in Egyptian prisons fuels ISIL recruitment: NGO

In the last six months of Mohamed Soltan’s prison sentence, he was placed in isolation in Egypt’s notorious Torah Prison, where he was beaten and tortured mentally and physically every day. “I was completely cut off from the rest of the world, with no access to daylight or sense of …

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Egypt plans to resettle millions in Sinai amid anti-terrorism operations

The Egyptian army has yet to officially announce the end of the anti-terrorism operation it launched in the Sinai Peninsula in 2018. But the expansion of development projects in Sinai with the aim of resettling a large number of residents is a sign that the government is signaling the beginning …

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