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Egypt army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

The Egyptian army announced the launch on Friday of a major operation in the Nile Delta and the northern Sinai Peninsula, heart of a persistent Islamic State group insurgency. Police and troops have been put on "maximum alert" for the duration of Operation Sinai 2018, the army said in a statement. The goal is to tighten control of border districts and "clean up areas where there are terrorist hotbeds".
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