Category: Sinai

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Egypt’s military operation displaces residents in Sinai Peninsula

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive footage from the Sinai Peninsula that shows the aftermath of a major Egyptian military operation that began a month ago against armed groups in the desert region. Witnesses told Al Jazeera the military has demolished schools and dozens of homes, using heavy weapons and arms machinery that range from howitzers,…

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Sisi criticised over ‘brute force’ strategy in Sinai

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi gave his security forces a three-month deadline to restore “security and stability” to the country’s northern Sinai province, but experts say his strategy has already caused more damage to the region and its residents. After the latest string of attacks, Sisi on Wednesday reiterated his pledge to restore security in a…

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Blast strikes mosque in Egypt’s Sinai

An explosion has struck a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai, injuring scores of people, according to local media. Egyptian state media MENA, citing an official security source, said that at least 54 people were killed and a further 75 injured. The blast occurred in the al-Rawda village, west of el-Arish, shortly after Friday prayers. News…