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On Feb. 9, Egypt's military spokesman Col. Tamer al-Rifai announced the launch of the "Comprehensive Military Operation," which aims to eliminate the country's growing insurgency.operation was announced following a series of high-profile attacks.The assassination attempt, which killed one officer and injured two others and involved a mortar attack on the Arish military airport, marked a significant escalation in militant operations.Although the current operation's greater use of force is not likely to achieve the immediate military objective of eliminating insurgency, the operation does have a clear political purpose.In an official statement, the military cited the current operation in Sinai as a reason for taking legal action against Geneina, leading to his arrest.Military leaders who announced their support for the current operation are comparing it to the 1973 war, which successive Egyptian regimes have touted as a major military victory against Israel. Even a number of opposition parties such as the Tagammu Party, the Free Egyptians Party, the Conservative Party, the New Wafd Party, and the Conference Party, declared unanimous support for the military.
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