Saturday, August 10, 2013

'Israeli drone strike' kills 5 terrorists in Egypt

The Israeli army Heron TP drone
An air strike has reportedly killed several Egyptian militants in Sinai. Source: AAP
SEVERAL Egyptian [terrorists] have been killed in an air strike in Sinai as they prepared to launch a rocket into Israel, security sources and witnesses say.
The origin of the strike was not immediately clear.
Some sources spoke of an Israeli air strike conducted from Israeli air space and others credited the Egyptian military.
Two senior Egyptian security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an Israeli drone strike inside Egypt killed five suspected Islamic [terrorists] and destroyed a rocket launcher on Friday.
The officials said the Israeli attack was in co-operation with Egyptian authorities.
The Egyptian officials said that the drone had been flying over the site of the attack since Friday morning...
State media said at least five members of a [terrorist] cell led by local Islamist [terrorists] were killed in the raid.
Earlier, Egypt's army said two explosions were heard at around 4:15pm in the al-Ojra area, three kilometres from the border with Israel...
Israel's military on Thursday ordered the cancellation of all flights in and out of the Red Sea resort of Eilat, which borders Egypt, due to what is said was a security threat.
Last month, Israel deployed a battery of its Iron Dome missile defence system near Eilat, which has been a target of attacks in the past...
Post a Comment