Egypt’s army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation: State TV

Egyptian Army's Armoured Vehicles are seen on a highway to North Sinai during a launch of a major assault against militants, in Ismailia, Egypt, in this undated handout picture made available by the Ministry of Defence February 9, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 13 February 2018
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Egypt’s army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation: State TV

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by state TV on Tuesday.
Egypt launched a major security operation on Friday involving the army and police against “terrorist and criminal elements and organizations” across the country, according to the army spokesman.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such violence in the Arab world’s most populous country.


State TV: Syrian army pushes Daesh from district south of Damascus

Updated 21 May 2018
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State TV: Syrian army pushes Daesh from district south of Damascus

BEIRUT: Syrian state media said on Monday the Syrian army had pushed Daesh militants out of the Al-Hajjar Al-Aswad district south of Damascus.
The Syrian army and its allies have been battling for weeks to recapture a tiny Daesh enclave in Al-Hajjar Al-Aswad and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, the last area outside government control in or around the capital.