13 terrorists killed in Sinai operation, says Egypt army

A view of some of the ammunition and mobile phones that were seized as part of the operation in Sinai. (Military spokesman for Egypt’s Armed Forces)
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Updated 15 May 2020

13 terrorists killed in Sinai operation, says Egypt army

LONDON: Thirteen terrorists were killed in north Sinai in a security operation, the spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces said on Friday.

Seven militants were killed during the raid and six were later killed after they tried to flee but were tracked to their hideout using cameras.

The raid, carried out by the armed forces, took place after intelligence reports suggested that the terrorists were hiding out at a plantation in northern Sinai.

The armed forces seized a four-wheel drive vehicle, a motorbike, 10 explosive devices, four explosive belts, several rifles and ammunition as well as various mobile phones and walkie-talkies during the operation.

Security forces have been battling a long-running extremist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula - in Egypt's northeast - that is spearheaded by a local affiliate of Daesh. 


Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Updated 14 July 2020

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

  • An official said Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry

Iran has executed a former defense ministry worker who sold information to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday.
Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry and sold the agency information about Iran’s missile program, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted by its Mizan website.
He retired from the ministry four years ago. Esmaili said Asgari was executed last week.
Separately, Esmaili said a death sentence for Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, an Iranian accused of spying for US and Israeli intelligence, is among those still to be carried out. Last year, Iran announced it had captured 17 spies it said were working for the CIA.