The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life in prison on Sunday, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence during protests five years ago.
Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a shootout in al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday, as authorities pushed ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi replaced the interior and defence ministers in a major reshuffle Thursday, with security forces battling an Islamist insurgency at the start of his second term.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to tackle jihadists and revive the economy as he was sworn in Saturday for a second four-year term after a wave of arrests.
Egypt’s army said Tuesday eight jihadists and two soldiers had been killed amid on-going security operations in the Sinai Peninsula.