Egyptian forces clash with militants near Sinai airport

CAIRO - Egyptian security forces clashed with Islamic militants near the airport of the northern Sinai city of el-Arish on Wednesday, killing five of them a day after a missile hit the facility during a visit by the defense and interior ministers.


Egyptian officials said an army captain was killed in the fighting in olive orchards near the airport.


The clashes came a day after a missile hit the airport during a previously unannounced visit to el-Arish by Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, who is in charge of police.


פרסום ראשון: 12.20.17, 14:02