Armed Forces issues 28th statement of ‘Sinai 2018’
Seven hideouts of the terrorist groups were targeted by the Egyptian Air Forces,according to the statement and 26 'takfiris' were killed. Two four-wheel cars were destroyed and 26 cars as well as 52 motorcycles were seized by the forces.
The operation foiled a terrorist plan to target a number of military check points in North Sinai, according to the statement.
On August 29, theArmed Forces releasedthe 27th statement of the "Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018". It was stated that the forces managed to eliminate seven terrorists, considered extremely dangerous, and seized large amounts of sophisticated arms and weapons of different kinds that were found in the terrorists' possession.
CAIRO - 29 August 2018: General Command of the Egyptian Armed Forces issued the 27th statement of the Comprehensive Military Operation "Sinai 2018," on the newly-achieved progress realized in the forces' ongoing battle against terrorism and extremist groups active in Northern Sinai.
A four-wheel drive vehicle loaded with large quantities of weapons and live ammunition were also found and seized, while a terrorist den – filled with explosive belts, wireless communication devices, money, military clothes, ration packs and books promoting takfiri thoughts – was also unveiled and destroyed.
Furthermore, 13terrorists were killed inan exchange of fire with the Armed Forces during the several raids carried out in Central and Northern Sinai, while 18 wanted terroristswere arrested.
Last February, and under the title "Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018," Egypt's Armed Forces launched a comprehensive military operation targeting the hotbeds of terrorists in Northern and Central Sinai.
Sinai, in particular, has been a staging ground for militants operating in Egypt for decades. It is also believed to be home to the Islamic State’s Egyptian branch, which has been primarily targeting civilians and security forces.
Screenshot from video published by the official military spokesperson regarding the 28th statement of the "Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018"/Facebook