Twenty militants were arrested on Sunday by paramilitary Frontier Corps in an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
The security sweep in Sinai, heart of a persistent Islamic State group insurgency, comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks reelection next month.
Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) called on foreign reporters and representatives of foreign media outlets to abide by professional rules and only publish what is being released by the army in their coverage of the "Comprehensive Sinai 2018" military operation, launched on Friday.
It also discovered and destroyed an explosives-making laboratory and a communications centre, as well as six cannabis and opium fields, he said.
"The armed forces and the police assert their determination to uproot terrorism and to achieve peace and stability", Rifai said, according to the statement. Egypt has denied the report and the Israelis aren't commenting. It covers north and central Sinai, the Nile Delta and the Western Desert along the porous border with Libya.
In the first part of 2017 IS stepped up attacks against Christians in Sinai and elsewhere in Egypt, claiming two deadly attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria on 9 April.
A member of Wilayat Sinai warned Egyptians against voting in a presidential election, scheduled next month, and urged Islamist militants to "destroy their day of polytheism, spill their blood, beginning with their leaders".
In a Facebook posting on his account, Sisi wrote: "I follow with pride the heroic actions of my sons in the armed forces and police to clear Egypt's territory of terrorist elements".
The group did not say it had carried out November's attack on the al-Rawda mosque in northern Sinai but it is widely believed to have been responsible. Last year, militants attacked a Sufi mosque in the region, killing 311 worshipers.
Canadian athletes came close , but failed to reach the podium on the first day medals were handed out in South Korea. Viewers could clearly hear the shocked teen say 'Holy s***' on tv as he finished his final run.
The latest FluView data found that flu-related deaths rose to 10.1% - far above the epidemic threshold figure of 7.3%. The flu epidemic remains widespread in almost all states, and experts say it could be a record-breaking season.
Rob Porter's ex-wife appeared on Today on Friday morning to discuss her four-year marriage to the disgraced White House secretary. Numerous commenters keyed in on Willoughby's description of the loneliness and isolation of abuse.
Hayek on set and this comment does not reflect how he feels about her; he doesn't recall ever saying such an terrible thing. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available via podcast at Oprah's Super Soul Conversations .
Longer range electric vehicles and lower battery costs are helping them gain more momentum among consumers, Sen added. India is the world's largest market for two wheels, with over 17 million bikes sold in the year ending March 2017.
Statistics Canada says the jobless rate in Windsor last month was 4.6% , down from 6% in December, and 5.4% in January 2017 . While part-time employment dropped by 137,000, full-time employment was up by 49,000 jobs.
The fight kicked off at a glacial pace, with Rockhold establishing the distance and picking at Romero with leg kicks. Hunt landed a huge shot to drop Blaydes early in the fight, prompting Blaydes to turn to his wrestling.
The JKLF will also pass a memorandum in every mosque across Kashmir demanding the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat. A group of JKLF activists took out a protest rally at Abi Guzar area and staged a protest.
Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Mich., said Friday morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". Almost 1,000 flights were delayed and another 1,500 canceled at Detroit and Chicago airports.
Celebrate National Pizza Day with deals and steals
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Death of Asma Jahangir is shocking
In 2013, a USA intelligence report claimed that some military officials had planned to kill her during her 2012 India visit. Jahangir was arrested in 2007 by the government of then-military ruler Pervez Musharraf and held under house arrest.
Jones and Gatland set stage for fiery England-Wales clash
Farrell's pinpoint punt for May's opener was pretty special but Joe Launchbury's assist for England's second was even better. Scotland couldn't cope with the expectation, and now he's got to cope with the expectation of playing well.
Omarosa says on 'Big Brother' country is not going to be OK
A couple of Twitter users said that Manigault faked the injury to get a break and rest that isn't easily available in the house. Shannon knew she had just moved up to the top of the list for targets on the opposing side with Omarosa and Keshia.
Little buzz for Olympic hockey this year
And the 6-foot-5, 230 pound forward was thrust further into the spotlight after winning gold at the World Juniors previous year . As a kid, Greenway proved to be a natural on the ice, beginning when he first put on skates at the early age of 3.
India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM
He also expressed honest thanks to Jordan for logistical support extended for smooth facilitation for his Palestine visit. Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and the people of Palestine show that the Indian Prime Minister is a Global Leader.
Martin Schulz: I won't be German foreign minister
With an eye on the post-Merkel era, party officials said Nahles could "present the party independently, outside the next cabinet". He suggested the SPD had got the better end of the deal, tweeting: "This is the first SPD government led by a CDU chancellor".