On Monday, the Egyptian Army announced that 53 “takfiris” or Sunni Muslim extremists were killed in two separate operations by Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Additionally, three Egyptian soldiers were killed by the clashes.
Cairo University President sees that his primary objective is to lay the foundations for the university to lead the intellectual battle against extremism and terrorism. Fighting extremism requires an overreaching overhaul of the intellectual traditions and processes of entire populations.
According to senior rebel officials, Turkey has stepped up its arms supply to Syrian rebels in the last rebel-held province of Idlib. This has been done in order to help them fight the Syrian Army and its allies in the upcoming offensive.