News

65 ‘Terrorists’ Killed in Egypt’s North Sinai

65 ‘Terrorists’ Killed in Egypt’s North Sinai

Photograph released by Egypt's Military.
Photograph released by Egypt’s Military.

Egypt’s Armed Forces announced on Friday that its has killed 65 “terrorists” in Egypt’s North Sinai.

According to the Military’s spokesperson, the air and ground raids, which are part of an operation that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of “terrorists”, took place near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. The airstrikes targeted both militant positions and infrastructure used by terrorist groups, added the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, in areas around Egypt’s border with Libya, identified by the Military as the ‘Western region’, at least 12 vehicles used by smugglers were destroyed in airstrikes. The Military’s spokesperson did not clarify whether anyone was killed in these airstrikes.

A video (see below) released by Egypt’s military provides a glimpse into the latest raids.

This latest stage of Operation Right of the Martyr comes just a week after the Military announced it had killed 60 terrorists and injured another 40 in airstrikes in Egypt’s North Sinai. These airstrikes targeted positions held by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (also known as Wilayat Sinai), which pledged allegiance to ISIS in November 2014.

Two weeks ago, 15 Egyptian policemen were killed in North Sinai in an attack claimed by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis.

Violence has plagued Egypt’s North Sinai since the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

An estimated 2100 people were killed in North Sinai in 2015, including roughly 1800 described by the military as “terrorists,” 150 civilians, 40 police officers and conscripts, and 140 military personnel.

The year 2016 has seen a rise in both attacks and counter-terrorism operations with more than 200 militants killed since the start of the year.

Egyptian Policeman Who Killed 24-Year-Old Driver Sentenced to Life in Prison
Berlin, a Safe Haven for 'Art Refugees'


Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Vision to Increase Private Sector Investments to 65% in 3 Years

Egyptian Streets16 May 2022

Egypt Plans Digital Process for Establishing Startups

Shereif Barakat16 May 2022

BREAKING: UAE’s President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Dies, Aged 73

Sara Ahmed13 May 2022

5 Soldiers, 7 Terrorists Killed After Military Retaliation in Sinai

Mona Abdou11 May 2022

Palestinian Al-Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Shot Dead During Israeli Raid

Shereif Barakat11 May 2022

Men Who Blackmailed Egyptian Girl to Suicide Get 15 Years in Jail

Egyptian Streets11 May 2022

Egypt’s Inflation Rises to 14.9% as Ukraine War Persists

Shereif Barakat11 May 2022

13 Boys Arrested for Harassing Tourists at Egypt’s Pyramids in Viral Video

Farah Rafik7 May 2022