Egypt's ground troops in a full-scale offensive against militants in North and Central Sinai on Friday, February 9,2018- Phoro courtesy of the Armed Forces Spokesperson's Facebook page
Egypt's ground troops in a full-scale offensive against militants in North and Central Sinai on Friday, February 9,2018- Phoro courtesy of the Armed Forces Spokesperson's Facebook page

Eight terrorists killed by Army forces Northern Sinai: Spox

Wed, Feb. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 February 2019: Egyptian Army forces killed eight terrorists in Northerner Sinai and destroyed two car bombs, according to a statement issued by spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces Tamer al-Refai.

In February 2018, and under the title "Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018", The Egyptian army, in cooperation with police forces, launched a comprehensive military operation targeting the hotbeds of terrorists nationwide especially 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 (IS) Egyptian branch, which has been primarily targeting civilians and security forces.
 
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