Egypt: Anti-ISIS Operation In North Sinai, Joint Exercises With US Military, Visit Of Hamas Leadership

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On September 10, security forces killed 10 ISIS members in the Arda Alliwa area near the Egyiptian capital of Cairo. Egyptian Police declared that security forces eliminated the ISIS members who had escaped from North Sinai were planning for attacks in the capital. 6 police servicemen were wounded during the operation.

The Egyptian military continued its anti-ISIS operation south and west of Rafah city in Northern Sinai. 2 ISIS members were captured.

Egypt: Anti-ISIS Operation In North Sinai, Joint Exercises With US Military, Visit Of Hamas Leadership

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The US military and the Egyptian Army started a biennial joint military exercise called Bright Star 2017 at the Mohamed Najib military base. Within the framework of the Camp David Accords singed in 1978, the US and Egypt had repeatedly held joint military exercies until 2009. In 2017, the US decided to resume joint exercises with Egpyt amid the improving relations with the country.

Egypt: Anti-ISIS Operation In North Sinai, Joint Exercises With US Military, Visit Of Hamas Leadership

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Egypt: Anti-ISIS Operation In North Sinai, Joint Exercises With US Military, Visit Of Hamas Leadership

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On September 9, Ismail Haniyeh, Chief of the Political Bureau of the Palestinian Hamas movement, arrived Cairo to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials about the blockade of Gaza, on his first such visit since his election in May.

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According to Hamas, the movement’s delegation was set to discuss “mechanisms to ease the siege on Gaza and other issues of mutual concern”.

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  • Serious

    Why is ISIS in Sinai ? Like told Helen4Yemen in a previous article.

    16- Jews should never have lost the Sinai peninsula
    The loss
    of the Suez Canal oil fields, of the immense potential of the oil, gas
    and other natural resources in the Sinai peninsula which is
    geomorphologically identical to the rich oil-producing countries in the
    region, will result in an energy drain in the near future and will
    destroy our domestic economy: one quarter of our present GNP as well as
    one third of the budget is used for the purchase of oil. The search for
    raw materials in the Negev and on the coast will not, in the near
    future, serve to alter that state of affairs. (Regaining) the Sinai
    peninsula with its present and potential resources is therefore a
    political priority which is obstructed by the Camp David and the peace
    agreements. The fault for that lies of course with the present Israeli
    government and the governments which paved the road to the policy of
    territorial compromise, the Alignment governments since 1967.

    • Ronald

      The Sinai is Egyptian , it is Egyptian territory , get over it .

    • jason sixx

      U wrote at least 16 detailed paragraphs like that? Damn.