埃及总统突访西奈半岛 Egypt's President Pays Unannounced Visit to Troops on Sinai

埃及总统塞西星期六去到西奈半岛访问,缅怀他称之为” 英雄“的那些勇于反击极端恐怖组织“伊斯兰国” 的官兵。塞西此次访问西奈半岛,之前并没有对外公布消息。

塞西在访问西奈半岛期间,身著的是迷彩服军装;这是他辞掉埃及军方首席将领一职、出任总统以来,首次身著迷彩服在公众面前出现。塞西对驻守在西奈

半岛的埃及官兵表示:“仅仅说军事已经在我方掌控之下,还不完全;目前局势彻底稳定。”

在埃及的“伊斯兰国” 分支自称是“西奈省” ,并称最近一段时间内针对西奈半岛上的埃及官兵、警方人员、以及平民百姓的袭击,多数都是他们所为。

上述袭击事件当中,就包括星期三发生的针对埃及军队哨所的大规模恐怖袭击。数十名埃及官兵在那次袭击事件中丧生。

埃及军方对“伊斯兰国” 随后进行了还击,并击毙了一百名武装激进分子。

眼下,西奈半岛上的暴力和冲突仍然在持续。星期六,至少四位平民百姓丧生,其中还有一名儿童。

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi made an unannounced visit to the Sinai Peninsula Saturday to pay tribute to what he calls military "heroes" who are standing up to Islamic extremist violence.

Wearing army fatigues for the first time since stepping down as military chief and into the presidency, Mr. Sissi told the troops "to say that everything is under control is not enough. The situation is totally stable."

The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt, calling itself the Sinai Province, is claiming responsibility for most of the recent attacks on soldiers, police, and civilians on Sinai.

This includes Wednesday's massive terrorist strikes on Egyptian army checkpoints that reports said killed dozens of soldiers.

The army struck back, killing 100 militants.

Meanwhile, more violence on Sinai killed at least four civilians Saturday, including a child.