Operations in the Sinai Peninsula Continue

The Egyptian military is still working on eliminating militant strongholds


The Armed Forces are still fighting suspected militants in Sinai, the general command of the Armed Forces said Sunday night in a statement clarifying developments of their operation in the area. Army and police forces have been leading operations seeking to clear the Sinai Peninsula from extremist havens since a bloody attack on an Army checkpoint at the Israel border on 5 August left 16 officers dead. Armed Forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said military and police forces launched a campaign against extremist and criminal groups at Moqataa village, southeast of Sheikh Zuwayed, adding that 10 leading gangsters have been arrested and handed to the North Sinai Police Department.