Sinai Peninsula


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Sinai Peninsula

A peninsula linking southwest Asia with northeast Africa at the northern end of the Red Sea between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Long held by Egypt, the Sinai was occupied by Israel in 1956 and from 1967 to 1982, when it was returned to Egypt under the terms of the Camp David Accords (1978) and an Egyptian-Israeli treaty (1979).
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Noun1.Sinai Peninsula - a peninsula in northeastern EgyptSinai Peninsula - a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Sinai Desert, Sinai - a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
Mount Sinai, Sinai - a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments
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Cairo, March 11 (Petra)-- Two Egyptian army officers were killed and six others injured in fresh clashes in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula with militants, a military statement said Sunday.
Summary: Cairo [Egypt], Mar 4 (ANI): At least four soldiers of Egyptian Army have been killed during military operations against the militant groups based in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.
Four soldiers were killed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as part of an ongoing military operation in the restive area, according to a military spokesman, Anadolu reported.
The Egyptian army reveals the latest developments of the 'Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018' that is targeting terrorist hotspots in the Sinai Peninsula, in a press conference held on Thursday - February 15, 2015 Press Photo CAIRO -- 15 February 2018: The Egyptian army revealed the latest developments of the 'Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018' that is targeting terrorist hotspots in the Sinai Peninsula, in a press conference held on Thursday.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants and arrested 400 people, including foreigners, as part of a major security operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to the military.
Colonel Tamer Rifai announced on Friday the implementation of a plan to push out armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula, parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.
CAIRO, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian 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.
Thus, for many years Egypt's security forcesA have battled several armed, anti-regime campaigns on the rugged and thinly populated Sinai peninsula.
In 2014, Army Radio reported that current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi offered Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas 160 square kilometers of the Sinai Peninsula adjoining Gaza if the PA would cease demanding Israel return to the pre-1967 borders.
Egypt has struggled to combat an Islamic State-led insurgency based in the northern Sinai Peninsula that has claimed attacks across the country in recent years.
A week ago Egypthanged 15 men accused of deadly attacks in the Sinai peninsula, believed to be the largest number of people executed in a single day since President Abdel Fateh al-Sisi took power.
Local media reported that security forces have been on alert since Monday morning when an Israeli soldier was shot, amid suspicions that the bullet came from the Sinai peninsula.