The Egyptian government soldiers have carried out separate offensives in the country’s violence plagued Sinai Peninsula killing more than two dozens of Takfiri militants.
Monday 7th September 2015, the army released a statement that 29 militants were killed when forces launched offensives against militants in the Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid over the past 24 hours.
Sinai Peninsula is fertile of militants who from time to time conduct sporadic attacks targeting government officials.
Earlier on Monday an Egyptian officer and conscript lost their lives when a roadside bomb explosion ripped through their military vehicle in the Taweel al-Amir area south of Rafah.
Last month Egyptian army troops killed a senior commander of Velayat Sinai, the militant group previously known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
The shootout ensued after the militant commander, identified as Selim Suleiman al-Haram, refused to turn himself in to the soldiers that had surrounded his house.
The Egyptian Forces views the Sinai Peninsula as a sanctuary for extremists, who use the volatile region as a safe haven.
Velayat Sinai terrorists group has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.
November 2014, the group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State Takfiri group (Daesh), which is wreaking havoc primarily in Iraq and neighboring Syria