The German air service made an audacious attempt to cut off the British water supply to the offensive in Gaza by attacking the pipeline across Sinai. 171 more words
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Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force
We had an inspection by Generals Murray & Girdwood similar to yesterday’s rehearsal, but to the credit of the generals let it be said that they arrived exactly to the minute, carried out their inspection smartly, without standing about talking like most generals, & we were back in camp in under 2 ½ hours from starting out. 46 more words
It was a Saturday afternoon, I was next to the Nile, and I was feeling very relaxed. But reality has a habit of intruding when we least expect it, and as I idly checked the BBC News on my phone, I was immediately caught by a headline: ‘Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attack’. 372 more words
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military says the leader of the Islamic State’s affiliate has been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.
A posting on the Facebook page of the military’s chief spokesman, Brig-Gen Mohammed Samir, says Abu Doaa al-Ansari was killed in an operation guided by “accurate intelligence.” 82 more words