Egypt army launches major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Police and troops have been put on "maximum alert" for the duration of the operation, the army said in a statement.

By Author   |   Published: 9th Feb 2018   1:00 pm
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Cairo: The Egypt army announced on Friday it had launched 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 the operation, the army said in a statement.

The security forces have been increasingly targeted by jihadists since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.