CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.
Egypt's years-long military campaign against a jihadist insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a devastating mosque attack last week. More than 300 people were killed in Friday's bomb and...Show More Summary
Leaders and residents in the Sinai Peninsula had been intimidated and threatened by terrorists before the massive attack.
The devastating attack on the al-Radwa mosque in northern Sinai marks a dramatic escalation in the threat from Islamist radicalism in the peninsula. President Sisi’s vow of ‘brute force’ cannot solve it To describe Friday’s horrificShow More Summary
Elders of a village in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where militants killed 305 people in a mosque had been warned by Islamic State operatives to stop collaborating with security forces and … Click to Continue »
When some two dozen militants massacred at least 305 people in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, they were targeting the Sufi community that worshiped in the area’s Rawda mosque. Even though no group has claimed responsibility, Egyptian state news agency MENA said the attack “appeared” to have been...
Egypt mourned on Saturday as the death toll from a gun and bomb assault on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula soared above 300, including children, in the deadliest attack the country has witnessed. The army said warplanes had struck militant hideouts in the insurgency-wracked North Sinai in retaliation. Show More Summary
President Trump reacted to the Sinai Peninsula mosque attack to push two of his domestic security proposals: a travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Egyptian officials say 27 children were among those killed at a mosque in the northern Sinai peninsula. Egypt says its warplanes struck vehicles used by the attackers.
Friday’s terror attack at a crowded mosque in Egypt left at least 305 worshipers dead and more than 100 injured. The assault was in the northern part of the troubled Sinai Peninsula. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Charlie D’Agata reports.
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 200 people in the deadliest ever attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists.
More than 230 people were killed after suspected militants groups targeted a Mosque with bombs and gunfire in Bir Al-Abed, in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt during local Friday prayers. Egyptian media predicts that these numbers will still...Show More Summary
A militant group rocked the Sinai Peninsula by opening fire with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades on unsuspecting worshipers at a Sufi mosque, killing 235 people and wounding at least 109 in the deadliest-ever bloodbath in Egypt carried out by … More » The post Militant Group Kills 235 In Egyptian Mosque Attack appeared first on EveryJoe.
Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. The attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of Islam’s mystical movement, in the north Sinai town of Bir […]
The mosque where Friday's massacre unfolded in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had been widely associated with Sufi Muslims who have been attacked by the Islamic State group wherever the extremists operate. A Bedouin tribal leader told AFP the...Show More Summary
At least 235 people were killed by bombs and bullets at a mosque in the Sinai peninsula. At least 109 were injured; When the lunch bell rings at Boca Raton High School in Florida, 3,400 kids spill into the courtyard and split into their social groups. Show More Summary
On Friday morning, following a terrifying attack at a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that left an estimated 235 people dead, President Donald Trump reacted to the news by condemning the attackers and “terrorism” in general on Twitter. “Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt,” he tweeted. “The world cannot […]
The Sinai Peninsula once had a reputation as one of the Egypt's most attractive places to visit as a foreign tourist, offering world-class resorts, rugged landscapes and incredible diving. But in recent years, a sequence of violent attacks have shaken the sparsely populated region and given it a reputation as a terrorism hot spot. Friday's attack in Bir […]
Assault on worshippers in Sufi mosque has left at least 235 people dead, creating more tension in the Sinai Peninsula.
At least 235 people were killed by bombs and bullets at a mosque in the Sinai peninsula. At least 109 were injured. The attackers were said to be Islamic militants who targeted other Muslims who don't follow their interpretation of Islam. President Trump called the massacre "horrible and cowardly." Elizabeth Palmer reports.