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.