Egyptian security forces killed at least 15 terrorist combatants in clashes in the northeastern Sinai Peninsula. According to state media, the security forces dealt a huge blow to the militants near the Sinai city of Al-Arish.
There were no causalities among security personnel while fifteen militants were killed in the clashes in an area characterized by ISI terrorists. Since February, the Egyptian army has been waging a wide-ranging operation against Sinai-based militants who it blames for carrying out a string of recent attacks.
The restive Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since mid-2013 when Mohamed Morsi — Egypt’s first freely elected president — was ousted in a bloody military coup.