Daily News Egypt

Intensifying clashes kill dozens of army soldiers, militants in Sinai - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area




Advertising Area




Intensifying clashes kill dozens of army soldiers, militants in Sinai

Conflicting reports on the number of deaths circulate in media outlets


The armed forces has been caught up in a fight against a growing insurgency in the restive Sinai peninsula. (Photo from  “State of Sinai” Twitter Account)
The armed forces has been caught up in a fight against a growing insurgency in the restive Sinai peninsula.
(Photo from “State of Sinai” Twitter Account)

Clashes erupted Wednesday between militants and security personnel in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.

The military spokesman said in a statement that around 70 militants launched attacks on five checkpoints. The clashes left 22 militants dead, while 10 soldiers were killed or injured, according to the spokesperson.

However, various media outlets gave conflicting numbers, with the Associated Press citing military and security officials as stating that at least 30 soldiers were killed.

The attacks follow the assassination of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat on Monday, which marked the most prominent attack by militants in recent times.

Advertising Area



https://wwww.dailynewssegypt.com/2015/07/01/intensifying-clashes-kill-dozens-of-army-soldiers-militants/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Receive our daily newsletter
Subscribe