Egyptian Army Strikes Terrorists, Kills 20 (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 08/08/12)
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The Egyptian army struck terrorist camps in the Sinai over the course
of Tuesday night, killing an estimated 20 terrorists. The strikes
followed a large-scale attack near Gaza on Sunday, where terrorists
attacked Egyptian army posts and then attempted to enter Israel, and
a shooting attack late Tuesday night in Al-Arish.
The army used combat helicopters to hit the camps. The counter-terror
assault is the first time the Egyptian army has used missiles in
Sinai since attacking Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Following the Sunday attack, in which 16 soldiers were killed,
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his top general warned that
retaliation would be soon to come.
They also instructed soldiers to open fire on terrorists immediately
in the future.
Head of Egyptian intelligence Mourad Mowafy said Tuesday that Egypt
had received intelligence about the terrorist attack Sunday, but had
not been expecting the assault. “Despite the detailed information
about the attack, we never imagined that a Muslim would kill a Muslim
during the meal to end the Ramadan fast day,” he told Turkish media.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2011 08/08/12)
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