At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed and at least 26 more were injured by two deadly vehicle bombs that ripped through army checkpoints in northern Sinai today, security sources said.
The troop presence at the compound is estimated to have numbered about 60 soldiers.
This as the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has been suffering major setbacks inflicted by government and pro-government forces in Iraq and Syria, where the militant group first took territory and gained notoriety.
North of Cairo, two gunmen shot dead an officer with the police´s National Security service on Friday as he left his home, the interior ministry said in a statement.
The army is now combing the area and searching for the attackers. He didn't prove a breakdown.
The military carried out a counter-attack nearly immediately after, deploying fighter jets to kill over 40 militants suspected of involvement and destroying six of their vehicles, according to a video released by the military showing aerial footage of air strikes. Witnesses said they saw Apache helicopters carrying out airstrikes across Rafah after the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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The attack took place despite a round-the-clock police protection and the presence of an armed guard inside the hostel. Yesterday between 8-9pm acid was thrown at her while she stepped out of her hostel to fill water from a hand-pump.
The attacks were mainly centered in Sinai Peninsula, but some extended to the capital and Delta cities.
Over the past months, IS has focused its attacks on Egypt's Christian minority and carried out at least four deadly attacks that killed dozens, prompting army chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to declare a state of emergency in the country.
Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed during the attacks.
Egypt has accused Hamas of fomenting unrest in the region and aiding the insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula, especially in the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamic President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood organization.
In January, eight policemen were killed in the city of el-Arish in a auto bomb explosion.
A diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf is adding another level of uncertainty for big oil companies looking to invest in Iran. The field contains 40 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers (3,745 square miles).
The FBI, while monitoring Christensen, hears him "explaining how he kidnapped" Zhang , according to the affidavit. Christensen's first court appearance will be on Monday, July 3, in a federal court in Urbana, Illinois.
Moto M's battery is rated at 3050mAh and supports fast-charging; the smartphone measures 151.35x75.35x7.85mm and weighs 163 grams. The previous listing revealed the presence of the Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB RAM but the latest one has a few more information.
The Celtics and Heat have shown interest in Hayward this offseason, but it looks like he's giving Miami first dibs on a meeting. Gordon Hayward will take his first free-agent meeting with the Miami Heat on Saturday, a source told ESPN's Jorge Sedano.
The lack of rapid progress is due to ISIS's intensification of attacks, the Syrian observatory quoted a source on Sunday. The SDF say they have discovered an extensive network of tunnels used by IS fighters in the city.
The company posted on Twitter , "We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units". Russia's Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking , as did shipping company A.P.
President Donald Trump took aim at China and trade relations in a pair of early morning tweets on Wednesday. American and Chinese officials agree that the two country's presidents spoke Sunday over the phone.
Cavendish slammed into the barriers and two other riders plowed over the British sprint specialist, a victor of 30 Tour stages. The Manxman fell heavily after taking a nudge from world champion Peter Sagan in the final 100 metres in Vittel.
In the cab, ranchers Finicum, Shawna Cox, Ryan Bundy and 18-year-old gospel singer Victoria Sharp debated their next move. He said nothing during a brief court hearing and was released on his own recognizance, declining to comment as he left.
We must work to close the gender pay gap! "It shows the priority you place on the issues surrounding women and girls", she said. The disparity appears to be directly linked to the question of who works in the upper ranks of the White House staff.
It was his ninth title at Halle, and the shortest of his 11 finals. "It was a very good week for me again making the finals here". Roger Federer brushed aside the challenge of rising star Alexander Zverev to clinch his ninth Gerry Weber Open title in Halle.
The person spoke to the Assssociated Pre on condition of anonymity because the deal can not be signed until Thursday. Sacramento went 30-52 last season, Joerger's first year, and has not made the playoffs since 2006.
The sharpest critics of the Goods and Services Tax's midnight launch at Parliament's central hall had absented themselves. He added that GST will promote new governance culture that will end harassment at the hand of tax officials.
Qatar is said to have sent a response to the demands formulated by the four countries whose next step has yet to be known. Qatar had earlier responded to the deadline with defiance, calling the demands " unrealistic and is not actionable".
According to the recent " Overwatch " blog update, the in-game universe has finally begun shedding some spotlight on Doomfist . The Doomfist speculation engine in Overwatch has once again been kickstarted, this time by Blizzard themselves .
Erdogan was expected to address the representatives of the Turkish community on the second day of the summit, the source noted. Germany has accepted asylum claims from high-ranking Turkish generals in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation .
The Boston Celtics have been very patient over the last couple of years, being very cautious of not overpaying for assets. The Pacers will need to come down from that ridiculous asking price, or they will most likely lose George for nothing.
Guggenheim downgraded Rite Aid Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Rite Aid Corp (NYSE: RAD ) now has a trailing P/E of 982.5 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 43.67.
Blue Apron's sales hit almost $800 million in 2016, more than doubling from the year before, according to its IPO paperwork. Having raised less money, the company said in a filing it no longer intends to pay down debt with the proceeds.
The Brian Head Fire has already charred some 46,000 acres, and right now, it's only nine percent contained. EDT), the fire spread to 125 acres and grew to 1,200 acres shortly after 6 p.m. local time (9 p.m.
In recent months, Colbert has pulled ahead of NBC rival Jimmy Fallon's " Tonight Show " in the late night ratings battle. He appeared on a Russian talk show and "announced" he was considering a run for president in 2020 .