Friday, May 25
Latest News
  1. 15-year-old Palestinian succumbs to wounds from Ramallah protest
  2. Israeli soldier wounded during raid in Ramallah refugee camp
  3. PPS: Israeli forces assault 2 Palestinians during detention
  4. 22 Gazans transffered to Jordan for medical treatment
  5. Palestinian and Israeli settler fields set ablaze in Hebron district
  6. Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids
  7. Israeli airstrikes target Gaza seaport and alleged Hamas tunnel site
  8. 2 Gazans charged with flying incendiary kites to Israel
  9. Palestine asks ICC to investigate Israeli settlement activity
  10. Israel issues 54 administrative detention orders since May 1

Egyptian army kills 15 armed militants

Dec. 31, 2015 5:42 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 31, 2015 5:42 P.M.)
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Egyptian forces on Thursday killed 15 armed militants, and injured dozens more in an airstrike operation in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security sources said.

Sources said that Egyptian air forces hit 16 targets near southern Rafah and the town of Sheikh Zuweid and succeeded in foiling a planned attack against the Egyptian army.

Egyptian sources did not specify the armed group that was targeted, however most of the attacks that have taken place against Egyptian military this year have been claimed by the Sinai Province group, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last year.

Sinai Province has been the main instigator in an ongoing military insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the Egyptian army took power from Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Morsi's overthrow unleashed a sweeping crackdown on Islamists that left hundreds of protesters dead and thousands in prison.

Despite high insurgent fatalities reported by the government, there has been little noticeable effect on anti-regime militant groups' ability to carry out deadly attacks on the security forces.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018