Egypt military fires missiles on Sinai Terrorists killing at least Twenty
Aug 8 2012 6:08AM GMT
Egyptian military attack helicopters fired missiles, Wednesday 8.8, on Islamic terrorists in Sinai after they attacked Egyptian security checkpoints. It is the first time that the Egyptian army has fired missiles in Sinai since the 1973 war with Israel to recapture the Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian army launched the missile attack just hours after three security checkpoints were attacked by the Islamic terrorists in North Sinai's main city of El-Arish, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Gaza-Israel border.
At least twenty people were killed and six people were wounded in the attacks -- among them a military officer, two soldiers, two policemen and a civilian whose condition is critical.