In Egypt, social media circulated touching videos of the distress of the people of Bir al-Abd in North Sinai, amid heavy gunfire and screams of children during a bloody attack yesterday evening Tuesday.
The gunmen launched last night, an attack on a security post in the area of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai Governorate.
The video footage shows a woman screaming, “We die, death! Our Lord, revenge on you.” The door was opened on us, the door of the outside house was broken. God suffices us, and yes, the agent in whoever works for us is this agent. “
“There is a small child. Salvation, Ahmed. Do we die. The apartment and curse us, where do we go? I bear witness that there is no god but God. I do not know him, I go out, nor do I know I move, the window in it strikes a fire.”
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) July 21, 2020
The video shows the voice of a young man saying: “You see the bullets,” and the video shows the effects of bullets on the walls of the house.
“He was beaten in all respects. The beating in us was working. Sitting in a room and the other room in it was beating fire and from above,” added the woman, asking for help.
And she shouted, “The beating in us is we … my grief against us … witness … I bear witness that there is no god but God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”
Bir al-Abed offensive
The Egyptian army had said yesterday, Tuesday, that two of its members were killed and four others were wounded in an attack by gunmen on a security post in the Bir al-Abed area in North Sinai.
The sources of the island directly said that gunmen launched an attack on an Egyptian army camp in the village of Rab’a, west of the city of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, on Tuesday, killing and injuring the army.
The sources added that the militants used in their attack mortars and “RPGs”, noting that the Egyptian warplanes carried out an intensive flight and carried out several air strikes north and south of the fourth village after the attack.
Eyewitnesses reported that a large number of ambulances moved on the international road towards the fourth village, but not all of them were able to enter the village because the army closed the roads for fear that the cars might be booby-trapped with explosive devices.
The witnesses added to Al-Jazeera directly that the families are treating the wounded in civilian clinics (a physiotherapy clinic) close to the camp. Amid calls to donate blood in Bir al-Abd Hospital in anticipation of the arrival of the injured.
The sources pointed out that the armed attack on the village of Rab’a camp was in conjunction with another attack targeting a military base in the village of Al-Nasr.
The sources confirmed the arrival of a number of bodies to Bir al-Abd Hospital, and that injured persons were transported to Ismailia Governorate, noting that there are additional ambulances that were launched from the city of Al-Arish to evacuate the victims.
The security forces stopped the traffic flow on the international road to Al-Arish-Qantara, and sources said that the security situation has been raised to the highest level of alert and there is a security alert in the various cities of the province.
The security forces also cut off the electrical power to a fourth village, and warned the residents not to go out or photograph any damage caused by the armed attack.
From time to time, the Egyptian army announces the killing of a number of militants in North Sinai, especially with the launching of a continuous military operation since February 2018, in various parts of the country, especially in Sinai, against armed organizations, most notably the Sinai State.