Egyptian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack In Sinai Peninsula

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Egyptian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack In Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Army soldiers in Sinai peninsula, By the Egyptian Ministry of Defense

On April 14, ISIS fighters carried out a large attack on a camp of the Egyptian Army in the center of the Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian sources.

The Egyptian al-Dustour newspaper reported that eight Egyptian Army soldiers had been killed and fifteen others had been injured in the attack.

Egyptian Army Spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifai said in an official statement that the Egyptian Army had repelled the attack. According to Col. Rifai, fourteen fighters of ISIS participated, all of them were well-armed and wearing suicide belts.

Col. Rifai confirmed that all the attackers had been eliminated either by Egyptian Army soldiers or when they blew themselves up around the camp.

This was the biggest ISIS attack since the beginning of the Egyptian Army military operation in Sinai Peninsula “Sinai 2018” on February 9. However, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has not commented on the attack yet.

During the last week, the Egyptian Army carried out a series of anti-ISIS operations in the Sinai Peninsula killing 27 fighters of ISIS and arresting 114 suspects, according to the Ministry of Defense of Egypt.

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  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    very good :))

  • RichardD

    The Egyptians should probably abrogate the treaty with the baby rapers limiting their military in the Sinai. So that they can get the security situation stabilized and be in a position to assist with delisting Israel from the UN and replacing it with Palestine and disarming the Jews on an as needed basis.

  • Ed

    So after a huge operation by the Egyptian army to clear the area of Daesh that has taken months, they STILL keep on coming?!!! These guys really are unstoppable and their sheer determination and resilience is just staggering.

    • Carol Davidek-Waller

      ‘These guys’ just got stopped…..again. There is nothing mysterious or admirable about Israel re-supplying their terrorist army or another Zionist land grab.

    • You can call me Al
      • Pave Way IV

        Why is the Sinai still marked (EGYPT)? I thought God gave it to some crazy old man and his homicidal tribes (Wahhabi or something like that) four millennia ago. In any case, the entire Peninsula is an obvious existential threat to Israel and must be handed over to them immediately. Stop tormenting Israel by refusing their reasonable demands for security!

        • You can call me Al

          Translating “Egypt Sinai” in Hebrew literally means “Israeli land – so there”.

  • Smaug

    There should be a note with this saying that the Egyptian Army’s report could not be independently verified due to heavy press restrictions.

  • Vitex

    I see a consulting opportunity for Hezbollah :)