Sinai Peninsula

Two tourists killed in stabbing in Egyptian resort

By | 2017-07-15T14:23:57+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Islam, News|

Two foreign tourists killed in stabbing attack at resort in the Sinai Peninsula. Attacked arrested and questioned. By Ben Ariel, Canada – Arutz Sheva Two foreign women tourists were killed on Friday and four others were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Egyptian beach resort of Hurghada in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said, according

Egypt’s ISIS affiliate kills police driver in the Sinai

By | 2016-08-27T12:51:04+00:00 August 27th, 2016|News|

Egyptian security officials on Thursday said a police driver kidnapped this week has been publicly shot dead in Sinai by suspected jihadists from the local Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate.   The officials, quoted by The Associated Press, said three terrorists and the policeman arrived Thursday at el-Arish's residential al-Masaeed district in a green pickup truck.

Intercepted ISIS calls discuss downing Russian plane

By | 2015-11-13T16:45:37+00:00 November 13th, 2015|News|

US intelligence officials intercepted calls between ISIS members in the Sinai Peninsula and their superiors in Syria, in which the terrorists bragged about downing a Russian plane, NBC reports.   The officials added that an additional message preceded the crash and stated that there would be "something big in the area," though it did not

Sinai: Egypt Claims it Killed 500 Terrorists in 16 Days

By | 2015-09-30T18:20:48+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News|

The Egyptian military claimed Wednesday to have killed more than 500 jihadi terrorists over the previous 16 days, as it gears up for the second phase of an intensive counter-terrorism operation in the restive eastern Sinai Peninsula.   Scores more terror suspects were also arrested during the operations.   According to the state-controlled Al Ahram,

ISIS in Egypt: More Than Meets the Eye

By | 2015-07-08T01:42:14+00:00 July 8th, 2015|News|

ISIS's escalating campaign against the Egyptian government - culminating in the assassination of the country's chief prosecutor and yesterday's bloody attacks in the Sinai Peninsula - have raised a great deal of questions vis-a-vis the extent and nature of the jihadist group's presence in the Arab world's most populous country.   Is ISIS's Egyptian branch

50 Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Coordinated ISIS Attack

By | 2015-07-02T16:43:38+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|News|

A multi-pronged jihadist attack against the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula has left up to 50 Egyptian soldiers dead, according to local security and medical sources.   The attacks, which were claimed by a terrorist group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), included a suicide car bomb detonated against a military checkpoint at Sheikh

Egypt: 40 People to Stand Trial for Belonging to ISIS

By | 2015-05-05T13:49:46+00:00 May 5th, 2015|News|

An Egyptian prosecutor said Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt, reports The Associated Press (AP).   The announcement marks the first time people in Egypt's Nile Delta have been accused of belonging to the group, which

Egypt Uncovers ‘Longest Tunnel’ from Sinai to Gaza

By | 2015-03-31T22:27:27+00:00 March 31st, 2015|News|

Egyptian border guards claimed on Sunday to have uncovered a 2.8 km-long tunnel under the yards of three homes in Rafah, near the Gaza border.   Egyptian military sources told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency that the tunnel was three meters underground and was being used to smuggle people, ammunition, weapons and goods.   The

Egyptian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Terrorists in Sinai

By | 2015-02-09T15:49:07+00:00 February 9th, 2015|News|

Egyptian military airstrikes have killed at least 27 fighters in the northern Sinai region in one of the biggest security operations in the region in months, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday.   The operation began on Friday, when Apache helicopters targeted fighters belonging to the Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic