File Photo: Armed Forces Spokesman Colonel Tamer al Rifai
CAIRO – 9 March 2018: On Thursday, Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer El-Refae held a press conference to announce the outcomes of “Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018”, launched back in mid-February.
Egypt Today breaks down ten important facts concerning Sinai 2018 that were mentioned in the press conference.
Sinai 2018 Military Comprehensive Operation in numbers
"Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018” targets the hotbeds of terrorists in northern and central Sinai on Friday.
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 Christians and security forces.