3 takfiri militants killed، 11 others arrested in central Sinai
Tuesday 24/January/2017 - 10:54 PM
A successful operation by armed forces resulted in liquidating 3 takfiri militants and arresting 11 others according to a statement released by Defense Ministry.
The raid also resulted in defusing an amount of explosive materials، in addition to devastating 4 residents were sanctuary for terrorists، 3 4WDs، 3 Motorcycles.
Sinai، especially the northen parts، has been plagued by frequent clashes between security forces and takfirist، foremost، The Sinai-based militant group، which changed its name from Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis to Welayat Sinai (Sinai Province)، had pledged allegiance to ISIS in November 2014 and has since carried out a number of attacks in Egypt.
The terrorist group launched deadly attacks against the police and army personnel stationed in northern Sinai، therefore، an extensive counter-insurgency operation was launched to curb militancy. The Egyptian government has imposed a state of emergency in the peninsula’s northern regions.