Egypt detains 15 gunmen, including Salafist leader
Published Thursday 19/09/2013 (updated) 19/09/2013 21:46
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- The Egyptian army detained 15 gunmen during a military raid launched Wednesday east of el-Arish.
In the meantime, Apache helicopters bombed several strongholds for gunmen in the same area.
Forces said they detained 15 armed militants, including Sheikh Hamdin Abu Faysal, a Salafist leader in Sheikh Zwaid.
Egyptian security charged Abu Faysal of leading the Jihadist groups.
Egypt's army also detained another armed militant in el-Arish, identified as Abed al-Aziz Myasar.
The Egyptian authorities charged him with participating in the attack on the Egyptian civil defense at el-Arish and of funding armed groups.