Egypt's army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation

CAIRO – Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by state TV on Tuesday.


Egypt launched a major security operation on Friday involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations"

across the country, according to the army spokesman.


President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such violence in the Arab world's most populous country.


פרסום ראשון: 02.13.18, 07:46