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40 militants killed by Egypt military in a clampdown

Egypt's military said on Tuesday it has killed more than 40 extremists in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has been waging a deadly insurgency. The announcement came a day after seven civilians…

Car bomb kills 7 in Egypt’s North Sinai

Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt's army spokesman said. The military said it intercepted the vehicle at a checkpoint near…

30 suspected militants killed in Egypt’s Sinai raids

Egyptian security forces killed 30 suspected militants in ground and air raids in North Sinai conducted over the past four days, the military said in a statement on Friday. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by the Islamic State group…

Egypt: ISIS suspects killed in raid after Sinai attack

Egyptian police said they killed 14 alleged Islamic State group members on Saturday in a raid on a training camp, a day after the jihadists conducted a deadly attack on soldiers. Funerals were held across the country for at least 21…

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in car bomb attacks

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed, including a colonel, and several injured in two suicide attacks on army checkpoints in northern Sinai on Friday, security sources said. Two vehicles were blown up while passing through two…

Egypt air strikes kill IS leaders in Sinai

Air strikes in northern Sinai have killed 19 members of Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, including three of its leaders, the Egyptian military said on Thursday. Islamic State this week claimed an attack on security forces near St.…

Attack near Egypt’s old monastery leaves one dead

Egyptian officials say gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, killing one policeman and wounding four. Security and medical officials say the policemen were manning the checkpoint…

Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai fighting

Ten members of Egypt's security forces were killed when their vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during a military operation against suspected militants in the Sinai peninsula, the army said on Thursday.