Egypt land, air forces shell gunmen 'strongholds'
Published Friday 13/09/2013 (updated) 15/09/2013 11:59
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- Egyptian land and air forces launched a large-scale campaign against strongholds of gunmen in Sheikh Zwaied early Friday, a Ma’an reporter said.
Security sources said Apache helicopters bombed strongholds of "dangerous" gunmen in al-Fatat and al-Zawara villages south of Sheikh Zwaied. Strong explosions were heard.
Egyptian forces imposed an air and land blockade since Thursday night. Egyptian forces began bombing the strongholds in Friday early morning.