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May 20 2021

Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Cells Shelled Egyptian Army Post With Mortars (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On May 18, ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula shelled a post of the Egyptian military near the al-Ajra checkpoint, to the east of the city of al-Arish, with mortars. The terrorist group’s news agency, Amaq, shared photos of the attack, in which a total of five mortar shells were fired at the military post. The terrorists in Sinai rarely use heavy weapons like mortars in their attacks. According to Amaq claims, a number of Egyptian service members were wounded as a result of the mortar attack. No details were provided. Click to see full-size image. …

May 8 2021

ISIS Executed Tribal Fighters In Egypt, Intelligence Operatives In Iraq (18+ Video, Photo)

Support SouthFront File image. ISIS terrorists has executed four men in Egypt and Iraq after accusing them of fighting or spying for their respective countries. On May 7, the terrorist group’s news agency, Amaq, released a video showing the execution of two men in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. According to the group’s claims, the men were fighters in a tribal force loyal to the government. Both men were shot in the head. ISIS claimed that the execution took place near the town of al-Amal to the southeast of the city of Arish. On May 8, Amaq shared photos showing the execution …

May 7 2021

Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Damaged Four Armored Vehicles, Bulldozers In Recent Clashes

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image. On May 7, ISIS announced that its fighters had thwarted an advance attempt by the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula.The attack took place on April 29, according to ISIS news agency Amaq. The group’s engaged in a fierce battle with Egyptian troops who advanced towards the town of al-Ghurah, south of Sheikh Zuweid city, in order to establish a number of checkpoints. “Dozens of vehicles took part in the military campaign under the cover of intense bombardment by Egyptian warplanes, artillery and drones,” Amaq said in a press release. According to Amaq, …

May 7 2021

Egypt And Turkey Talk Normalization, Regional Issues

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 6th, Egypt and Turkey held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions,on Syria and the security situation in the eastern Mediterranean, in an attempt to reach some sort of normalization in relations. The discussions, held over two days and led by deputy foreign ministers, were the first high-level public talks for years between the two countries. After the talks, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there was “a positive atmosphere” in Cairo. “Discussions will continue on the steps that can be taken to normalize relations in the …

May 6 2021

Egypt To Buy Aerial Refueling Aircraft, Spy Satellite From France – Report

Support SouthFront Airbus A330 MRTT, Paris-Orly Airport, 4 July 2019, By Olivier CABARET, Source: flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48196569261/ Egypt may soon announce a new deal with France which would include the purchase of aerial refueling aircraft and a spy satellite, La Tribune reported on May 6. According to the French outlet, Cairo is planning to buy a spy satellite from defense giant Airbus along with two A330 MRTT [Multi Role Tanker Transport] tankers. The deal’s cost is estimated at around 1,4 billion Euros. Click to see full-size image. Sources familiar with the matter told La Tribune that the purchase of the satellite and …

May 4 2021

Egypt To Buy 30 Rafale Fighter Jets From France, As It Looks To Replace U.S. As Key Weapon Provider

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Egypt signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets in a deal that investigative website Disclose said was worth $4.5bn. Egypt’s defense ministry revealed early on May 4th. Egypt’s defense ministry said the deal would be financed through a loan to be repaid over at least 10 years but did not give details about the value of the deal or any other information. President Emmanuel Macron said in December he would not make the sale of weapons to Egypt conditional on a commitment to respect human rights because he did …

Apr 18 2021

‘Epics Makers 2’: ISIS Shares Horrific Footage From Recent Attacks In Egypt’s Sinai

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 17, ISIS Wilayah Sinai published a new release documenting recent attacks against Egyptian government forces, tribal fighters and civilians. The video release, titled “Epics Makers 2,” includes footage from heavy clashes between the terrorist group’s cells and the Egyptian military in different parts of the Sinai Peninsula. In the 13-minute video release, the terrorists can be seen using a locally-made rocket pro-propelled grenades to target an M60A3 battle tank. The terrorists also target Egyptian troops with a truck-mounted heavy machine gun. Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image …

Apr 11 2021

Turkey To Fulfill Egypt’s Demands, Withdraw Mercenaries From Libya Within Five Months – Report

Support SouthFront File image Turkey has laid down a detailed roadmap to normalize relations with Egypt within five months, the al-Arabiya TV reported on April 11. Earlier this week, Egypt suspended normalization talks with Turkey until further notice, citing Ankara’s failure to meet its demands, especially the ones related to the situation in Libya, as the reason. A source with knowledge on the talks told the UAE-based channel that Turkey stressed its respect for the sovereignty of Egypt and all Arab states in a new message. “Ankara informed Cairo of a timeline for the withdrawal of [Syrian] militants from Libya,” …

Apr 11 2021

In Photos: ISIS Executed Two ‘Spies’ In Egypt’s Sinai

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 10, ISIS announced that its cells in the Sinai Peninsula had executed two local men who were spying for the Egyptian military. The terrorists shot both men in the head. They even made one of the victims dig his own grave before executing him on the spot. The terrorist group’s news agency, Amaq, shared a video of the horrendous execution. Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image This was not the first execution by ISIS in Sinai. Earlier …

Apr 10 2021

Egypt Suspended Normalization Talks With Turkey – Report

Support SouthFront Egypt’s President Al-Sisi On April 9, Al Arabiya reported that Egypt has temporarily suspended talks to normalize relations with Turkey, including a taking a decision to halt security contacts with Ankara until further notice. The sources said Egypt had suspended Ankara’s request to hold a broad meeting in Cairo before the end of April. According to sources of Al-Arabia, Turkey’s slowdown in withdrawing mercenaries from Libya has so far caused a breakdown in talks with Egypt. Turkey had reportedly requested more time to withdraw its military advisors and members from Libya. Egypt asked for an immediate and unconditional …

Apr 9 2021

Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Execute Pro-Government Tribal Fighter (Photos)

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On April 5, ISIS announced that its fighters in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula had captured and executed a pro-government tribal fighter. According to the terrorist group’s news agency, Amaq, the execution took place in the area of al-Burth to the south of Rafah city in the northern part of Sinai. Amaq shared photos of the war crime. The photos show ISIS terrorists shooting the victim, a young man, in the head before burying him in an unmarked grave. The identity of the victim has not been revealed yet. Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size …

Mar 30 2021

Suez Canal Is “Clear” As Ever Given Reaches Great Bitter Lake

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge (Update 1220ET): With the Suez Canal clear, vessels who have been waiting nearly a week to transit the canal are finally entering. Refinitiv marine traffic data shows general cargo ship Chipolbrok Galaxy has entered the northern end of the Suez Canal. More than 450 vessels are waiting to transit the canal and could take at least ten days to normalize. D-Day invasion fleet or ships waiting for the Suez Canal to open? pic.twitter.com/OGQUojBxDN — Zero Blog Thirty (@ZeroBlog30) March 29, 2021 * * * Update (1155ET): Refinitiv marine traffic data shows Ever Given is passing through Little Bitter Lake. …

Mar 29 2021

Egyptian President “Prepare For All Scenarios” To Refloat Megaship

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge Update (1230ET): As of Sunday, there’s still no timeline given by the Suez Canal authorities about refloating the giant container ship stuck in the southern section of the canal. Egypt Today Magazine asks this question: “When will Suez Canal Authority start offloading containers from EVER GIVEN Vessel?”  🔴 When will Suez Canal Authority start offloading containers from EVER GIVEN Vessel? Details at https://t.co/rGSKcCUe3u#Egypt #Suez #SuezCanal #EVERGIVEN #Evergreen #BREAKING | #قناة_السويس #السفينة_الجائحة #عاجل pic.twitter.com/eJGFuLcZ1q — Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) March 28, 2021 * * * Update (0947ET): Cairo bureau chief for the NYTimes, Vivian Yee, reports, …

Mar 14 2021

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Sheikh Al-Senussi On Libyan Reconciliation Process

Donate Sheikh Al-Senussi Al-Heliq Al-Zawi (C). Archive image Dear friends, SouthFront is a public organisation that provides an independent platform for various points of view on the most relevant issues of international relations, on-going armed conflicts and crises. We offer you an exclusive interview with the President of the Zawi Tribe Council and Vice President of the Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes, the Sheikh Al-Senussi Al-Haleq Al-Zawi, where he presents his National Reconciliation Plan, describes the role of regional actors and the United Nations in the peacemaking process, current oil extraction issues and the prospects for his country. The on-going …

Feb 28 2021

Sinai Insurgency: Senior Egyptian Officer, Two Soldiers Killed In New ISIS Attack

Donate Illustrative image A senior field officer of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) has been killed in a new attack by ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula. The officer, Col. Ahmed Abdel Mohsen, lost his life on February 27 when ISIS cells targeted a patrol he was leading with an improvised explosive device (IED). The deadly attack took place next to the Abu Zumat checkpoint to the south of Rafah city in northern Sinai. ISIS news agency, Amaq, said that the IED attack also claimed the lives of two service members and wounded at least three others. According to Egyptian …

Feb 24 2021

ISIS Cells Attack Egyptian Army Unit, Damage Armored Vehicle In Sinai (Video)

Donate ISIS cells have carried out two attacks against Egyptian government forces in the Sinai Peninsula, where the terrorist group maintains a strong presence.  On February 22, ISIS cells targeted an infantry fighting vehicle of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) near the town of the al-Zuhur with an improvised explosive device. The town is located next to Sheikh Zuweid city in northern Sinai. ISIS news agency, Amaq, claimed that several soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack. Later, the agency released a video showing the damaged IDF, a YPR-765 PRI, being towed by a M60 Patton battle tank. On …

Feb 17 2021

ISIS Releases Photos Of Recent Attack On Pro-Government Tribal Forces In Egypt’s Sinai

Donate Click to see full-size image On February 16, ISIS news agency, Amaq, released photos of a recent attack by the group on tribal fighters loyal to the Egyptian government in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack, which took place on February 9, targeted a checkpoint of pro-government tribal forces near the town of al-Munajim in central Sinai. According to Amaq, six tribesmen were killed in the attack. Another tribesman was captured by ISIS fighters. His fate remains unknown. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px …

Feb 11 2021

Strange Coincidence: Namru3 US Military Lab Moved From Egypt Before Covid Pandemic

Donate Illustrative Image Written by Piero Messina exclusively for SouthFront. December 2019. The world is about to discover the new Sars Cov2 virus. Later, it would become known that allegedly the virus has been traveling around the world at least since the end of the summer of 2019. Exactly, when Sars Cov2 was discovered, the US Navy moved one of its strategic pawns amid the spread of endemic diseases. Naval Medical Research Unit-3, or NAMRU-3, is the largest Department of Defense overseas lab, formally established in Cairo in 1946. On 12 December 2019, the American forces press office reported that …

Jan 27 2021

Egyptian Officer Says Army Needs Help From Russian PMCs To Confront ISIS In Sinai

Donate Egyptian Army soldiers in Sinai peninsula, The Egyptian military should seek the help of Russia’s Wagner Group to eliminate ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula, an Egyptian officer argued in an interview that was shared by the Vancouver-based Elminbar al-Awsat outlet on January 24. The officer, whose name was not disclosed due to security concerns, revealed in the interview a number of problems facing the Egyptian military in Sinai. Egyptian government forces have been battling an insurgence by ISIS in Sinai since early 2011. Despite immense effort, the terrorist group is still present in the peninsula. Earlier this month, the …

Jan 22 2021

New Sinai Attack Leaves Four Egyptian Security Officers Dead Or Injured

Donate Illustrative image A new attack by ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula has claimed the life of an Egyptian security officer and injured three others, the Associated Press reported.Citing Egyptian officials, the agency said a patrol of Egyptian security forces was targeted with an improvised explosive device as it was passing near the city of Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai. The attack took place late on January 21. ISIS confirmed its responsibility for the attack near Sheikh Zuweid in a statement shared by its news agency, Amaq, on January 22. Amaq reported a second attack by ISIS in northern …

Jan 18 2021

Another Explosion Struck Gas Pipeline Between Egypt And Israel

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE On January 18, another explosion reportedly struck a natural gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel in the northern Sinai Peninsula, according to images and reports appearing in social media. Images from the area show a large fireball that could be seen from a distance. The incident took place between the towns of Arish and Bir al-Abd in Egypt’s Sinai. انفجار خط الغاز بمحافظة شمال سيناء لم تعلن أى جهة مسؤوليتها عن التفجير حتى الآن والأجهزة الأمنية تقوم بتمشيط الموقع و إجراء التحقيقات . #مصر pic.twitter.com/sPgRr5HtEk — MahaSerag مهاسراج (@mahaserag) January 18, 2021 No group has taken responsibility …

Jan 9 2021

‘Bleeding The Campaigns’: New ISIS Release Exposes Fragile Situation In Egypt’s Sinai

Donate On January 8, the ISIS Wilayah Sinai published a new release exposing the fragile situation in the Egyptian peninsula. The release, titled “Bleeding the Campaigns,’ includes footage from dozens of attacks on Egyptian government forces by ISIS cells in Sinai. Some of the attacks shown in the release were as recent as January 6. The 24-minute video began with a segment highlighting the Egyptian military failure to put an end to the ongoing ISIS insurgence in Sinai, despite what the terrorist group called “international support.” The release shows a series of attacks with improvised explosive devices (IED), bulldozers, battle …

Jan 7 2021

ISIS IEDs Take Toll On Egyptian Forces In Sinai (Photos)

Donate On January 7, ISIS news agency Amaq released photos of a recent attack with an improvised explosive device (IED) on a vehicle of the Egyptian Armed Forces in the Sinai Peninsula. ISIS terrorists targeted the vehicle, a heavily armored RG-33, near the al-Nufalah checkpoint west of the city of Rafah in northern Sinai. The attack took place on January 6. Amaq’s photos shows the vehicle vanishing in a fire ball. Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image Click to see full-size image A second attack took place in the same area on January 7. ISIS cells …

Dec 26 2020

ISIS Cells Blew Up Another Gas Pipeline In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula (Video)

Donate On December 25, ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on another gas pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt.  The attack, which took place a day earlier, targeted the main pipeline suppling the city of Arish in North Sinai with gas. Residents of the city shared on social media videos showing large flames rising from the pipeline. [embedded content] In a statement published by its news agency Amaq, ISIS said its cells blew up Arish’s main gas pipeline using several improvised explosive devices. Governor of North Sinai Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha said the attack didn’t effect gas supplies to …

Dec 8 2020

Egypt Announces Preemptive Strikes On Militants Deployed Near Border, In Eastern Libya (Video)

Click to see the full-size image On December 8, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced that they had carried out preemptive strikes on militants deployed near the country’s border, in eastern Libya. According to the military, strikes eliminated 21 SUVs loaded with militants, arms and ammunition. https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/1-6.mp4 Actions of Egypt, one of the key backers of the Libyan National Army (LNA), came as the LNA intercepted and captured a Turkish ship – the “Mabrouka”, sailing under a Jamaican flag, in Libyan waters. According to the LNA, the ship was sailing towards the port of Misrata and was supposedly delivering weapons. “The …

Nov 20 2020

Russian-Egyptian Joint Drills To Take Place In Black Sea For The First Time In History (Video)

Donate IMAGE: The Russian Navy Russia and Egypt have begun joint naval drills that will take place in the Black Sea for the first time ever . The Press Office of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet announced in an official statement that delegations of the Russian and the Egyptian navies had held a three-day conference to prepare for the joint exercise “Bridge of Friendship -2020,” which will be held in the Black Sea until November 24. “The drills aim to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the Egyptian and Russian Navies in the interests of security and stability at …

Nov 20 2020

Russian-Egyptian Joint Drills To Take Place In Black Sea For The First Time In History (Video)

Donate IMAGE: The Russian Navy Russia and Egypt have begun joint naval drills that will take place in the Black Sea for the first time ever . The Press Office of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet announced in an official statement that delegations of the Russian and the Egyptian navies had held a three-day conference to prepare for the joint exercise “Bridge of Friendship -2020,” which will be held in the Black Sea until November 24. “The drills aim to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the Egyptian and Russian Navies in the interests of security and stability at …

Nov 19 2020

ISIS Targeted Gas Pipeline In Egypt’s Northern Sinai Peninsula (Videos)

On November 19, a large explosion struck the al-Arish-al-Qantara gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Videos from Sinai showed flames and thick black smoke rising from the explosion scene, west of the city of Arish in northern Sinai. Click to see full-size map ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack right away. In a press release, the group’s news agency, Amaq, said the gas pipeline was blown up with several improvised explosive devices. The group claimed that the pipeline is used to export gas from Egypt to Israel. A spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces, Bridger General Tamer Rifai, confirmed that …

Aug 1 2020

Delivery of the new Sukhoi-35s to the Egyptian Army + Images

According to the images that have been released of these fighters in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, their serial numbers are 9210-9211-9212-9213-9214.According to the deal that was signed by worth of 2 billion dollars between Russia and Egypt in 2019, the Egyptian air force will receive 20 Sukhoi-35 jet fighters from Russia. After this agreement, the US as usual, threatened the Egypt that if it buys fighters from Russia, it may impose sanction on this country. Of course, the Egyptian army has so much of experiences in buying various and extensive military equipment from different countries around the world, that this issue has caused …

Aug 1 2020

Turkish-Backed Militants Leak Alleged Recording Of Egyptian Troops In Syria

Donate On July 31, Arabi 21 shared a voice recording claiming to be of Egyptian troops recently deployed around the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. The news outlet said the recording was provided to it by Maj. Youssef al-Hamoud, a spokesman for the Turkish-backed Syria National Army (SNA). The spokesman claimed that the SNA intercepted calls between Egyptian troops in western Aleppo. The 33-second voice recording is supposedly a call between two Egyptian service members in Syria. However, nothing in the recording indicates that those speaking in Egyptian dialect are soldiers or that they are indeed in Syria. The …

Aug 1 2020

Egypt Receives First Batch Of Russian Su-35 Air-Superiority Fighters Despite Threat Of US Sanctions

Donate Click to see full-size image The Egyptian army is to receive its first batch of Sukhoi Su-35 air-superiority fighters, judging by photographs that were captured of the Russian jets presumably en route to Egypt. Five of the Sukhoi Su-35 Flankers, which are now owned by the Egyptian Air Force, were seen headed to Egypt. They are given numbers between 9210 and 9214, according to the RT’s Arabic-language news site. The entire deal, signed in 2019, was for the purchase of upwards of 20 Su-35 air-superiority fighter jets, with a cost of $2 billion. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/eisRdEaCgY — SwankyStas (@StasSwanky) July …

Jul 31 2020

Turkey Cries Foul About Deployment Of Egyptian Troops In Idlib. What’s Going On?

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The Egyptian military has deployed about 150 troops on the frontline in the Syrian region of Greater Idlib to support forces of the Damascus government, Turkish sources claimed on July 30. “The troops were later deployed in the Khan al-Asal area in the western countryside of Aleppo and around the city of Saraqib in the southern countryside of Idlib,” …

Jul 24 2020

Ripple Effects: Greece And Turkey Open New Northern Front On Libyan Conflict

Donate Turkey’s claimed maritime zone clashes with those of all of its neighbours on the Mediterranean Greece’s navy has declared a state of heightened alert and deployed ships to the Aegean Sea in response to a Turkish vessel conducting seismic surveys for energy exploration purposes close to a disputed maritime area. On Tuesday the Greek foreign ministry issued a formal protest to Turkey following the announcement that a Turkish drilling ship would conduct explorations in the maritime area south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo in the south eastern Aegean. The foreign ministry also released a statement: “We call on Turkey to immediately cease …

Jun 10 2020

Turkey Rejects Ceasefire Proposal Forcing Egypt To Consider Direct Military Action

Donate Egyptian Army soldiers in Sinai peninsula, Turkey has rejected Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire in Libya, pushing Cairo closer to a military intervention in the war-torn country. Egypt’s proposal, which received support from the U.S, the EU and Russia, was meant to end to a fierce 14-month battle between the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed the proposal on June 10. The minister claimed that the proposal is an attempt to save LNA Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar following the recent losses of the LNA. “The ceasefire …

Jun 8 2020

Egypt Sends Battle Tanks To Libyan Border As Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Turkish involvement in the Libyan conflict allowed the Government of National Accord (GNA) to turn the tide of the battle of Tripoli and even develop further success by expanding control over a notable chunk of northern Libya. After capturing Tripoli International Airport last week, GNA forces and Syrian militant groups with a direct support from the Turkish Armed Forces forced the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar to retreat from a number of villages and towns including Tarhuna …

Jun 7 2020

In Video: Egyptian Army Sends Massive Convoys With Battle Tanks To Libyan Border As Tensions Escalate

Donate Click to see the full-size image Turkish-led forces ingored the ceasefire initiative proposed by Egypt for the conflict in Libya and continued their advance on positions of the Libyan National Army supported by Egypt and the UAE. So, now, Egypt is sending massive columns with battle tanks to the border with Libya. Egypt could opt the strategy of direct actions if the situation escalates even further and Turkish proxies continue their advanc on Sirte. فيديو نشرته حسابات في مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي لما قيل انه رتل مدرع من دبابات تابعة للجيش المصري تتجه نحو الحدود الليبية… Posted by ‎الموسوعة العسكرية …

Jun 5 2020

ISIS Terrorists Ambush Egyptian Navy Special Forces in Northern Sinai

Donate A special forces unit of the Egyptian Navy was reportedly ambushed by ISIS terrorists while on a mission in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. The UK-based New Arab said the unit was carrying out a mission near the coastal town of al-Dhibah on June 3 when it fell into an ambush set by ISIS cells. Several boats of the Egyptian Navy intervened to evacuate the unit. However, they were targeted by the terrorists who managed to damage one of them. “Medical sources at the al-Arish Military Hospital confirmed to the New Arab that it recorded a number …

Jun 4 2020

Turkish-led Forces Capture Tripoli Airport And Advance Even Further

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video On June 3, the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced a military offensive to capture Tripoli Airport from the Libyan National Army (LNA) and push the LNA back from the southern suburbs of the city of Tripoli itself. GNA fighters and members of pro-Turkish Syrian militant groups supported by the Turkish military attacked the airport from the southern and western directions and in the evening of the same day took control of it. LNA forces showed very little resistance to …

May 31 2020

Egyptian Army Acknowledges Losses In Sinai, Says 19 Terrorists Were Eliminated There (Photos)

Donate The Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) announced on May 31 that it had carried out a series of counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. In an official statement, Col. Tamer Rifai, a spokesman for the army, summarized the operations as follows: EAF units carried out two special operations in the cities of Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and Bir al-Abd in northern Sinai. Three highly-dangerous terrorists were eliminated, and several weapons were seized. EAF engineer units uncovered and destroyed five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which were planted to target Egyptian troops in Sinai. The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) carried out a series …

May 25 2020

Turkey Dives Into Libyan Conflict

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military have achieved more gains in their battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. GNA forces have captured the areas of Asabiah and Mazdah from the LNA and besieged the town of Tarhuna. On May 23, pro-Turkish sources even claimed that alleged Russian private military contractors operating on the side of the LNA were withdrawn from Tarhuna to Bani Walid and …

May 21 2020

Turkish Drones Destroyed At Least 9 Pantsir Systems Of Libyan Army In Last Few Days

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Over the past days, forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military continued developing momentum against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in northern Libya. After capturing the Watiya Air Base from the LNA, the Turkish-led forces established control over all the areas surrounding it and deployed to within striking distance of Awlad Badr, an important LNA strong point south of Zawiya. At the same time, they attacked the town of At Talaiyah aiming …

May 21 2020

ISIS Terrorists Kill, Injure 17 People In Brutal Attack In Egypt’s Sinai (Photos)

Donate Four people were killed and 13 others were injured on May 18, when ISIS terrorists carried out a brutal attack on a small town in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. In an official statement, Sinai Tribes Union, a tribal coalition supporting government forces, said a group of well-armed terrorists raided the town of al-Ajalin, east of the city of al-Sheikh Zuweid in northern Sinai. After storming the town, the terrorists opened fire at the civilians. Eventually, a number of local fighters confronted the terrorists, forcing them to run away. Local sources in al-Ajalin told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that ISIS …

May 6 2020

Suspected UAE Warplanes Spotted In Egyptian Air Base Near Libya (Photos)

Donate On May 6, Obretix, a defense observer on Twitter, shared satellite images of what appears to be Mirage 2000-9 warplanes of the UAE Air Force (UAEF) in Egypt’s Sidi Barrani Air Base. The images show six Mirage-type warplanes with a color scheme identical to that used by the UAEAF in the Egyptian air base. The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) also operates Mirage 2000 warplanes. However, in different colors schemes. six Emirati Mirage 2000-9 deployed to Sidi Barrani Air Base, Egypt https://t.co/BO09c6lZ9X captured on satellite image yesterday (5 May 2020) pic.twitter.com/GreHG5v7Dx — Samir (@obretix) May 6, 2020 The Sidi Barrani Air …

May 4 2020

Egypt Armed Forces Eliminated 126 ISIS Members In Operation In Sinai

Donate Click to see full-size image On May 3rd, an anti-ISIS operation was carried out by the Egyptian Armed Forces on the Sinai Peninsula, local Channel 1 reported. [embedded content] The Egyptian Armed Forces said 126 ISIS militants were killed in 22 raids and 12 operations carried out by the army and police forces in Central and North Sinai. Also, four officers, three non-commissioned officers and eight soldiers were either killed or injured during the operations, the statement noted, without specifying the exact number of deaths. The total is 15. Also, the Air Force managed to destroy 228 hideouts that …

May 3 2020

ISIS attack on Egyptian Army in the Sinai peninsula

In this statement, Egyptian Interior Ministry announced that in the recent clashes between Egyptian soldiers and ISIS affiliated terrorists in the suburb of Bir al-Abd city in the northern Sinai province, 18 of Egyptian soldiers have been killed. It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian army in the recent days (April 29 and May 1) had been targeted by ISIS attacks that only in the attack of past two days, 10 of army soldiers had been killed by hand bomb exploding in the north of Sinai desert. The terrorist group of ISIS has recently expanded its activities square in this …

May 1 2020

Ten Egyptian Service Members Killed, Injured In New Sinai Attack

Donate Illustrative image Eight service members of the Egyptian military were killed and two others were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) ripped through an armored vehicle carrying them in the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian military announced on April 30. Col. Tamer al-Rifai, a spokesman for the army, said the attack took place south of the city of Bir al-Abd in the northern part of Sinai. “The armed forces affirm that they will continue their combat operations against terrorist elements to preserve the security and stability of the country,” the spokesman said. Egyptian sources identified the eight casualties as: …

Apr 26 2020

ISIS attacks Egypt Army near Rafah

ISIS in Egypt is consisted of remainder of groups such as Ansar Beit al-Muqaddas which formed allegiance with ISIS in 2014 is active against Egyptian army in Egypt and specially Sinai peninsula.Tribes of Sinai peninsula support them and have done several terrorist attacks including bombing and guerilla warfare. FORUM

Apr 25 2020

In Video: ISIS Cells Blow Up Egyptian Armored Vehicle In Sinai

Donate On April 25, ISIS news agency, Amaq, released a video showing a recent attack on an armored vehicle of the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula. The video shows a Caiman mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle getting hit with an improvised explosive device (IED). Despite receiving a direct hit, the vehicle kept moving on. According to Amaq, the attack took place on April 10 on a road near the al-Fallujah checkpoint west of the city of Rafah in northern Sinai. The results of the attack are unknown. In the last few weeks, ISIS cells in Sinai intensified their attacks, …

Apr 18 2020

ISIS Cells Target Three Armored Vehicles In Egypt’s Sinai

Donate Illustrative image On April 18 morning, ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula attacked a convoy of the Egyptian military in the region’s northern part. Local sources told the UK-based New Arab that the convoy, which consisted of several Humvee armored vehicles, was targeted with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) near the town of Tufaha, south of Bir al-Abd city. ISIS confirmed its responsibility for the attack in a statement released by its news agency, Amaq. The terrorist group claimed that two Humvees were destroyed and several Egyptian service members were killed. The New Arab’s sources confirmed these claims. “The [IEDs’] …

Apr 17 2020

The Armed Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by V. Kruglov (Ph.D. Military Sciences, Professor) and Major M. Tatarinov; Originally appeared at Foreign Military Review #4 2019, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront The military doctrine of the Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE) in the form of a single document that should contain assessments of the military and political situation in the world, the Middle East and North Africa, threats and challenges to national security, as well as a system of views on the essence, nature of wars and armed conflicts, ways to unleash them and conduct them, is absent. The goals, objectives, …