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Egyptian forces are fighting an extremist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula but rights groups say civilians regularly bear the brunt of the conflict.

IS has posted a statement on a militant-affiliated website claiming responsibility for the attack.

Egypt officials: Bombs kill 3 security forces in Sinai

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt officials: Bombs kill 3 security forces in Sinai

Two roadside bombs exploded on Thursday in the northern Sinai, where Egyptian forces are battling an Islamic State group insurgency.

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

The New Arab

Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

An Islamic State group affiliate is suspected of involvement in the attack.

The New Arab

Egyptian fighter jet crashes in Sinai, killing pilot

A F-16 fighter jet has crashed in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, where IS-affiliated militants have based their insurgency.

The New Arab

Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

Attacks on military and security targets in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid killed four soldiers, including an officer, as Egypt’s ...

The New Arab

'Israeli air strikes' Egypt's Sinai following IS attack

Israel struck the city of Rafah and the outskirts of Sheikh Zuweid in the northern Sinai, near the border with the besieged ...

The New Arab & agencies

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in 'IS attack' in Sinai

Two soldiers are believed to have been killed in an ambush in the town Sheikh Zuweid, in the northern part of the Sinai ...

How a violent and lawless Sinai benefits Sisi

Sam Hamad

How a violent and lawless Sinai benefits Sisi

Comment: A disturbing report detailing the abuses of the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula illustrates the extent of Sisi's ...

The New Arab

Egypt state broadcasting employee killed by masked gunmen

Egypt's troubled northern Sinai was rocked by three attacks this week, including an assassination-like murder of a broadcasting employee.

Deadly Egypt mosque attack puts Sinai strategy in spotlight

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly Egypt mosque attack puts Sinai strategy in spotlight

Egypt's years-long campaign against an insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a horrifying mosque ...

Dozens of militants killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens of militants killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

Egypt's military said at least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, claimed by IS.

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in Sinai campaign

The New Arab

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in Sinai campaign

Egypt's military said it has killed more than 40 militants in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has ...

Seven civilians killed by car bomb in North Sinai

The New Arab

Seven civilians killed by car bomb in North Sinai

A car bomb explosion near a military checkpoint in North Sinai has killed seven civilians, including two children, the military said.

The New Arab

Egypt kills 30 'extremely dangerous' militants in Sinai

Egyptian forces have killed 30 militants during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police.

The New Arab

IS launch fresh attacks on Egyptian forces in Sinai

At least four Egyptian soldiers and two tribesmen were killed in a fresh attack by the Islamic State group on government forces in the troubled ...

The New Arab

IS releases infograph on militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai

Islamic State group aligned Amaq news has released an infograph detailing various attacks its militants have launched on Egyptian army and ...

The New Arab

Multiple militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai leave five dead

Three security officers and two civilians were killed Thursday in multiple attacks in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, which is suffering a ...

The 'jihadi' women of Egypt's Sinai

Mohammad Sulaiman

The 'jihadi' women of Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian women are being recruited by the Islamic State group in Sinai to carry out various operational duties, which observers believe is a ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

'Only' 30 militants killed in Sinai operations, says tribesman

Few fighters have been killed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula since the military began counter-terrorism operations, contrary to official government ...

Egypt: Islamist election candidate shot dead in Sinai

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt: Islamist election candidate shot dead in Sinai

Suspected militants shot dead an Islamist candidate in the parliamentary election, as four police officers were killed around Egypt, local media ...

Three 'abducted' in IS attack on Sinai checkpoint

AAAJ and agencies

Three 'abducted' in IS attack on Sinai checkpoint

'Sinai Province' militants have kidnapped three pro-government tribal fighters manning a checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, a ...

Egypt army kills 30 'militants' in Sinai

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt army kills 30 'militants' in Sinai

Egyptian military says army has killed and arrested scores of 'militants' in Sinai, days after it announced the start of a large-scale operation ...

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