Development of the military situation in Sinai – Feb.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem

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More than one year has passed since the military campaign, codenamed as Operation Sinai-2018, was launched against insurgencies in Sinai, but there is no sign of success, particularly on the security level amid evictions of the Sinai population and destruction of their homes, in addition to many other atrocities committed against civilians. On 29 November 2017, General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered chief of staff of the Egyptian army to “use all brute force, all brute force” to restore security in North Sinai governorate, in the wake of the Rawda Mosque massacre which took place during Friday noon prayers on 24 November 2017. Sisi then gave his army and security forces a three-month deadline to accomplish mission.


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