23 terrorist suspects arrested, 11 killed in 'Operation Eagle': Defence
Egyptian armed forces claim to have arrested 23 suspected terrorists and
killed 11 in Sinai Peninsula since terrorist attack killed 16 Egyptian
border guards on 5 August
Ahram Online, Wednesday 29 Aug 2012
The Egyptian armed forces have arrested 23 suspected terrorists and killed
11 in the Sinai Peninsula during an operation to restore calm in the region
following a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian border guards on 5
August, a military official revealed in a statement on Egyptian TV early
During Operation Eagle the armed forces have confiscated a large amount of
ammunition, including four machine guns, five boxes of Israeli ammunition,
six hand grenades, five anti-tank mines and a BM-21 launch vehicle,
according to the statement.
Troops will be redeployed throughout Sinai to restore security in the area,
the statement concluded.
Operation Eagle began on 7 August, two days after 16 border guards were
killed by unidentified assailants in an incident that laid bare the
deteriorating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula since the ouster of
The operation, which was originally aimed at securing vital establishments
in the Sinai Peninsula, became a combat engagement with militants that will
continue until "all terrorist and criminal activity is quashed."