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Egypt’s army launched a major counter-terrorism operation in the Northern Sinai

The press service of the army of Egypt announced the start of a major counter-terrorism operation against associated with the «Islamic state» organization «Sinai province» in the North and Central regions of the Sinai Peninsula.

The operation is performed by units of the army and police with the active support of aviation and artillery.

On the eve of the UN has published a special report, which imposes on «Vilayat Sinai» responsibility for the massacre in the mosque of Ar-Raud, which killed more than 300 people, and calling the organization the most powerful structure of the IG at the moment.

Note that the «Islamic state» claims that the militants of this organization is not involved in the terrorist attack in the mosque, which killed more than 300 people. In a statement released by the cell operating in the Sinai Peninsula, said: «We do not kill innocent Muslims».

After the terrorist attack in the mosque of Ar-Raud Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi referred to the new chief of the General staff of the Egyptian army Muhammad Farid Hejazi, ordering him within three months to restore security and stability in the Sinai Peninsula.

In this case, al-Sisi said that Hejazi can apply force in any desired volume, leaving the planning and execution of the order at the discretion of the military command.

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Egypt’s army launched a major counter-terrorism operation in the Northern Sinai 09.02.2018

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