The United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

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The United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

The United States condemns today's terrorist attack in the Sinai targeting members of the Egyptian military. For decades, the United States has been and remains Egypt's strong partner in confronting terrorism in the region.

We wish to express our profound condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in this heinous attack.

The attack on Egyptian army is an act of terrorism where 11 soldiers had been killed. Army sources confirms that this is a hotbed of jihadist activity.

The militant groups loyal to the Islamic State is a threat to peace and stability in the region . The Egyptian Army has suffered heaviest loss of life in years in its long-running campaign in and around the Sinai.

The army said that five soldiers had also been wounded in a firefight that took place on the eastern bank of the canal. It added that security forces were "continuing to chase the terrorists and surround them in an isolated area of the Sinai".

"These terrorist operations will not defeat the determination of the country and the army to continue uprooting terrorism," President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Facebook.

(With inputs from agencies)

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