Egyptian Army kills leading jihadi in Sinai
26 November 2013, 16:57
El-Arish - An
Egyptian military officer says the army has killed a leading al-Qaeda-inspired
militant and his son in clashes in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
said army units killed Mohammed Hussein Muhareb and his son Mansour Tuesday in
a firefight with a group of militants in al-Joura village, south of the town of
said Muhareb was the leader of a militant cell responsible for an August attack
that killed 25 Egyptian police conscripts.
militants fled the area leaving the bodies of Muhareb and his son, the spokesperson
said on condition of anonymity, according to regulations.
Sinai region, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, has been restless for
years. But attacks have grown more frequent since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.