EGYPT MILITARY CONDUCTS AIR STRIKES IN SINAI

The US has given Egypt an average of $2bn annually since 1979, much of it in military aid, according to the Congressional Research Service. The combined total makes Egypt the second largest recipient of US aid after Israel.
The US has given Egypt an average of $2bn annually since 1979, much of it in military aid.

Sinai, 3 Muharam 1435/27 October 2014 (MINA) – Egyptian armed forces on Sunday carried out air strikes on suspected militants sites in North Sinai, state news agency MENA reported.

The strikes destroyed ammunition storehouses and several vehicles. They also killed six suspected militants and injured 11 others, according to Al-Ahram online quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

Apache helicopters struck at targets in Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, the media added.

Previously two militant attacks in North Sinai killed at least 32 security personnel on Friday, the deadliest day for Egypt’s army in the latest surge of militant activity in the peninsula.

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President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi accused on Saturday that the attacks were carried out with “foreign support,” without identifying a specific group or country.

The airstrikes on Sunday took place after the military set a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, and intensify the civil war.(T/R04/R03)

 

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)