Egyption forces kill 52 suspected terrorists in Sinai

Egyption forces kill 52 suspected terrorists in Sinai

Egyptian security forces pressing a campaign against terrorists have killed 52 suspected terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula in operations in which three soldiers also died, the army said Monday.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Egyptian security forces pressing a campaign against terrorists have killed 52 suspected terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula in operations in which three soldiers also died, the army said Monday.

The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai in eastern Egypt aimed at wiping out terrorists, including from the ISIS group, who have been waging a bloody insurgency.

On Monday, the military said that 53 "takfiris" were killed in two separate operations by security forces in the restive peninsula.

Three members of the armed forces were also killed in these operations, it said in a statement, without stating when they took place.

The military has regularly reported operations in the Sinai since it launched the campaign.

According to official figures, a total of more than 350 suspected terrorists and at least 30 soldiers have been killed in the "Sinai 2018" campaign.

Security sources said last week that local IS leader Abu Hamza al-Maqdisi had been killed in an air raid on the Sinai. The terrorist group confirmed his death.


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