‘Clashes’ Resume in Sinai Region

Fighting has erupted between gunman and police in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. The fighting occurred near a police station in the city of al-Arish a day after the government launched a military offensive in the region, which continued into Thursday. The offensive was the result of an attack by militants that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in the region on Sunday and attacks on security checkpoints during the week that wounded many others. The resulting military offensive on Wednesday killed at least 20 people. But a news report said on Thursday that “clashes resumed between armed men and police forces in front of police station number two in al-Arish.”