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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Israel has a 240-kilometer border with the restive Sinai Peninsula, and Cairo and Jerusalem have been reported to have been closely cooperating in the fight against terrorists since Sisi rose to power.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Thursday, strongly denounced a terrorist attack on Egyptian military forces in the Sinai Peninsula, offering sympathies to the people and government of the Arab country.
During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israeli troops captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
Cairo, March 11 (Petra)--Forty six terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to a statement by the Egyptian army on Monday.
Sinai visa is valid only in Sharm El Sheikh and Sinai peninsula. It is issued upon arrival and for free.
At least 11 militants were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in the city of Al-Arish in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, an Egyptian security source said Wednesday.
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.
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. Insurgent organisations prefer to adopt Islamic names, and most of them often break down into different groups backed by the Iran-led axis of resistance.
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.