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Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Apo - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against Islamist militants in the area, a security source said Monday.

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

Apo - Egypt's army said jihadists wearing explosive belts tried to storm a military camp in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday in an assault that left eight soldiers and 14 attackers dead.

Egypt military says 36 jihadists, 4 soldiers killed in Sinai

Apo - Egypt's military said Monday that 36 jihadists, an officer and three soldiers were killed over five days during a sweeping operation against Islamic State group militants in the Sinai.

4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign

Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists.

Three Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai campaign

Cairo - Egypt said Monday three of its soldiers had been killed in the Sinai Peninsula during a wide-ranging operation against the local branch of the Islamic State group.Four "extremists" were also killed, the military said in a statement.

Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai

Cairo - Egypt's army said Sunday it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday.

IS silent on Egypt massacre decried even by supporters

Cairo - The gunmen who massacred more than 300 worshippers in an Egyptian mosque made no effort to conceal their identity -- they showed up raising the black banner of the self-styled "Islamic State", authorities and witnesses said.

Egypt police kill 11 suspected 'terrorists' in shootout: ministry

Cairo - Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected "terrorist elements" during a raid on a hideout for militants providing support for jihadists in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Deadly mosque attack puts Egypt Sinai strategy in spotlight

Cairo - Egypt's years-long military campaign against a jihadist insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a devastating mosque attack last week.

Egypt's Sufis reeling but defiant after mosque massacre

Cairo - Sufi Muslims in Egypt plan to proceed with a major annual celebration despite a Sinai mosque massacre that killed more than 300 people and appeared to have targeted them.

Egypt mourns more than 300 killed in mosque attack

Cairo - Egypt mourned on Saturday as the death toll from a gun and bomb assault on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula soared above 300, including children, in the deadliest attack the country has witnessed.

Attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai kills at least 235

Cairo - Attackers killed at least 235 worshippers Friday in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

At least 75 wounded in Egypt mosque attack: ministry official

Cairo - Gunmen attacked a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province on Friday and set off a bomb, wounding at least 75 people, health and police officials said.

Egypt military says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group is conducting an insurgency, the military said.

Egypt says 26 soldiers killed or wounded in Sinai attacks

Cairo - Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks on several checkpoints in Sinai that included car bombings, the military said in a statement.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings

Cairo - Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

Ismailia - Egyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them.

IS group executes 5 Egyptians it accuses of spying for army

Cairo - The Islamic State group in Egypt claims to have executed five men it accuses of spying for the army, which is battling the jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula.

As 'caliphate' shrinks, IS struggles in Egypt

Cairo - As the Islamic State group loses territory in Iraq and Syria, one of its deadliest branches is struggling against Egypt's powerful army to maintain a foothold in the Sinai Peninsula.

12 Egypt soldiers killed in Sinai attack: army

Cairo - An attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint killed 12 soldiers and wounded six others on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula where security forces are fighting jihadists, the army said.The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt priest killed in IS-claimed attack

Cairo - An Egyptian Coptic priest was shot dead Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula where authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS posts Internet pictures of Egypt 'spy' beheadings

Cairo - The Egyptian branch of the Islamic State group has posted pictures online of what it says was the execution of two men caught spying for the army in the Sinai.

Gunmen kill five Egyptian police in Sinai: Ministry

Cairo - Unknown assailants have shot dead five Egyptian policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Op-Ed: Morons at work — U.S., UK imply IS downed Russian plane

Sydney - Giving IS credit for knocking down the Russian plane in Sinai is the equivalent of giving them free publicity and improving their credibility. That such a basic forensic investigation could be so mismanaged reflects no credit on anyone.
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-She...
TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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SUMMERTIME: A main street passes near the beach in Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt  in 2007.
SUMMERTIME: A main street passes near the beach in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in 2007.
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