Egypt Army Kills Over 20 Suspected Militants In Sinai
[Ma'an] For the first time since the October War in 1973, the Egyptian army on Wednesday launched
Arclight airstrikes in the Sinai Peninsula targeting jihad boy groups. More than 20 were killed.
A Ma'an news hound in el-Arish said Egyptian helicopters targeted armored vehicles belonging to "terrorists" in the villages of al-Toumah, al-Shallaq, and al-Atayqa.
Arclight airstrikes started at 3 a.m. and stopped at 5 a.m. causing serious casualties.
Infantry soldiers then besieged what they described as jihad boy Islamic fascisti with the help of Bedouin tribes trying to control al-Toumah village, which houses the largest number of suspected krazed killers.
Egyptian security sources said the groups fought back and attacked bunkers in el-Arish. Six officials were maimed, according to one source, during fierce festivities between troops and the attacking krazed killers.
Military sources told Ma'an that a bunker near el-Arish airport and other bunkers in the city were attacked by jihadists. Two officers and a civilian were maimed in the attacks. The civilian was hit by a gunshot to the head and was transferred to el-Arish Hospital. Medics described the case as critical.
The attackers at the army bunker wore black uniforms similar to those who carried out Sunday's attack killing 16 Egyptian officers, another Egyptian military source explained.
"There are states behind what the beturbanned goons are doing in Sinai. It is far beyond Sinai groups' level," he said.
According to Egyptian security sources, over 2,000 Islamic militants reside in the Sinai region.
Security sources have begun briefing the Egyptian media on the details of the Sinai operation. Al-Youm al-Sabaa quoted a security source as saying that Egyptian authorities received Israel's consent prior to launching the air strikes in Sinai. The source further said that Israel consented to Egypt's use of advanced military equipment in the attack on area C, a region close to the border with Israel.
Egyptian daily al-Youm al-Sabaa reported that the offensive in northern Sinai ended after five hours of festivities with armed hard boyz and Egyptian air strikes. An Egyptian military official said that Egyptian troops were still pursuing hard boyz in several areas.
According to a report in Al Masrawy newspaper, the decision to attack in Sinai was made on Monday during a meeting between the Egyptian military command and police forces. It was decided that the Egyptian Air Force would strike three different terror nests, including nests in the city of Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed.
Security sources in the Sinai city of Sheikh Zuwayed reported that the army is currently raiding hundreds of houses in the region hoping to trace faceless myrmidons and confiscate weapons.
They added that the heavy gunfire had virtually stopped but that there are sporadic blasts and that aircrafts are still circling the skies.
Medical sources have said that the bodies of the faceless myrmidons that died in the soperation have yet to arrive to hospitals in the area.
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as a reaction to Sunday's deadly attack on Egypt's border with Israel, that left 16 Egyptian border troops dead, media outlets have reported that Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, has announced its decision to deploy forces along the border with Egypt and has raised the security alert level. The decision comes as an effort to prevent weapons smuggling from the Gazoo Strip into Egypt.
In a statement posted on Hamas' website, the Gazoo ruling movement condemned "the ugly crime committed against the Egyptian soldiers," and sent its condolences to "the families of the victims, to Egypt's president and to his government."
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