Egypt: At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern Sinai

Updated 20 July 2019

Egypt: At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern Sinai

  • Officials said that Egypt's air force on Friday hit more than 100 mountainous hideouts of militant groups in the city of El-Arish and the small town of Bir Al-Abd
  • The airstrikes come on the heels of a suicide bombing attack that left two killed, including a soldier and a civilian Thursday in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid

EL-ARISH: Egyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insurgents.
Officials said that Egypt's air force on Friday hit more than 100 mountainous hideouts of militant groups in the city of El-Arish and the small town of Bir Al-Abd. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
The airstrikes come on the heels of a suicide bombing attack that left two killed, including a soldier and a civilian Thursday in the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.
A day earlier, militants beheaded four people and kidnapped a fifth in Bir Al-Abd, after accusing them of cooperating with security forces.  Daesh claimed responsibility for both attacks.


Iranian tanker not heading to Greece — Greek prime minister

Updated 6 min 19 sec ago

Iranian tanker not heading to Greece — Greek prime minister

  • The Adrian Darya was detained by Gibraltar after British forces seized it in July on suspicion of breaking sanctions on Syria

PARIS: An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading toward Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday.
“The ship is not heading toward Greece. We have not received a request for it to dock in a Greek port,” Mitsotakis said.
The Adrian Darya was detained by Gibraltar after British forces seized it in July on suspicion of breaking sanctions on Syria but it was released last week. The United States wants to detain it again on the grounds it has links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.