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2 terror suspects arrested in N. Sinai

Thursday 19/October/2017 - 10:02 AM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
Army troops affiliated with the third field army continued the sweeping operation it has launched against militants stationed in central Sinai، The security forces managed on Thursday to arrest 2 terror suspects، the army’s spokesperson، Tamer El-Refaai said in an official statement.

The statement added that during the sweeping operation the forces destroyed a Four-wheel drive used by the takfirists.

Noteworthy، Sinai، especially the central and northern parts، has been plagued by frequent clashes between security forces and takfiris، 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.

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