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Op-Ed by Newlines Institute Fellow Allison McManus: The Egyptian Military’s Terrorism Containment Campaign in North Sinai

Op-Ed by Newlines Institute Fellow Allison McManus: The Egyptian Military’s Terrorism Containment Campaign in North Sinai

Approaching nearly a decade of efforts to combat an insurgency in North Sinai, the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) has announced no definitive success or defeat. The last major military operation, Comprehensive Operation Sinai in February 2018, declared its intention to “end terrorism” in the province; similar objectives were associated with previous large-scale operations, beginning with Operation Eagle in 2011. In issuing statements, the armed forces spokesman typically reiterates the intent to “eradicate terrorism,” though he has given no updates on the progress of the 2018 operation since a thirty-second communique on March 12, 2019.

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