Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
: Egypt mosque bombing kills more than 300 worshippers

Egypt’s deadliest terror attacks 2004 Sinai bombings A series of bomb attacks targeting tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed 34 people and injured 171. Most of the casualties were killed after a truck drove into the lobby of the Taba Hilton. Two more bombs went off at campsites some 50 kilometers away, killing a handful of people. Roughly half the casualties were foreigners, including 12 Israelis.

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Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

The operation targets militants in the North Sinai province, which has born the brunt of the extremist violence. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the military to “use all necessary force” to end jihadis’ attacks

The new offensive will involve the air force, the navy, the army and also the police forces. A few hours after the announcement, Egypt’s air force targeted hideouts and arms depots used by suspected militants in Sinai.

Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
Egypt launches military operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
DW recommends Egypt mosque bombing kills more than 300 worshippers Militants reportedly linked to “Islamic State” have targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 305 people and wounding scores. Egyptian authorities say the death toll is likely to rise. (24.11.2017)  

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