It is obvious that the strikes are an attempt by DAESH to make up for losses in battles with the Egyptian army in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army and security forces struggling to cauterize the ulcer of the Caliphate of the sparsely populated areas of the Sinai. In late March, the army conducted a successful RAID in the mountainous areas, the result of which was eliminated several militants, and 30 captured.
Cairo has reportedly hosted meetings between key figures of the conflict in Libya in recent weeks, including one between Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, which is based in eastern Libya, and Fayez al-Sarraj, who serves as the head of the unity government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli, in the west, and enjoys support from the United Nations.
Here in the media some coverage on the topic of the public execution of a Sufi Sheikh in the Sinai by militants of the Caliphate. Grandfather was over 100 years old and he enjoyed great authority among the local peasants, preaching a moderate lifestyle and tolerance for others. Naturally, this approach to Islam is not acceptable to followers of DAESH, so they dealt with him as an ideological opponent who was preventing them from poisoning the natives with the spirit of radical jihadism.
Russian officers were accompanied by their Egyptian colleagues. And although official confirmation of this information from the Russian, Egyptian or Syrian military has not yet followed, sources in the press confidently called it an important step not only for the return of close relations between Russia and Egypt, but even Egypt’s accession to the Pro-Russian coalition in Syria.
USA can not and do not want to divide the fighters into moderate and not moderate, which is why Syria and Russia continue to arbitrarily bomb the militants, who consider it necessary, as they are mixed with the “Al-Nusra”, which the United States thus provides de facto cover.
Without the separation of militants into “Good” and “bad”, it is physically impossible to form an adequate subject of negotiations for an inter-Syrian settlement. Jihadists Assad for sure will not negotiate and he’s already made it clear that he intends to kill them, not converse with them. We will talk with sane, but go find them in the conglomerate of bearded men cutting head and sitting on foreign succor.
The haul of 87,000 5.56 bullets – enough to equip three infantry regiments – was “taken” from under the noses of UK troops during a desert exercise in Jordan.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.
The court acquitted Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents, but sentenced him to life for leading an unlawful organisation, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud told AFP.