Egyptian Army Kills 79 Terrorists in Restive Sinai Peninsula: Army spokesman

warplaneCAIRO, March 27, 2016

Egyptian army raids have left 79 Islamist terrorists killed in the troubled North Sinai's Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities, army spokesman has confirmed.

The army began on Friday through to Saturday. Anti-terror forces backed with military warplanes raided terrorists hideouts in the two cities killing 60m terrorists and injuring 40 others on Friday 24th March 2016.

On Saturday 25th March 2016 the raids continued with 19 militants killed south of Sheikh Zuweid city in the restive North Sinai province. The raids news were reported by the state run Al-Ahram news website

Security forces also apprehended six militants and destroyed 23 hideouts, 27 vehicles, two digging loaders and two motorbikes, Al-Ahram reported.

Last week, a mortar attack on a security checkpoint in North Sinai's El-Arish city killed 15 policemen.

Cairo has been facing terror attacks targeting police officers and soldiers since the military overthrew the former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The security forces also arrested six terrorist suspects and destroyed 23 hideouts, 27 vehicles,

Sinai-based militant group calling itself "Sinai State" which pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has claimed most of the anti-government attacks.


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