Egypt's ground troops in a full-scale operation against militants in North and Central Sinai on Friday, April 1, 2018 - Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces spokesperson's Facebook page Egypt's ground troops in a full-scale operation against militants in North and Central Sinai on Friday, April 1, 2018 - Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces spokesperson's Facebook page

8 terrorists eliminated in Sinai, 2 conscripts killed

Tue, May. 29, 2018
CAIRO – 29 May 2018: Egyptian Armed Forces killed eight takfiri elements and arrested 64 criminals and suspects, as part of the “Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018,” the army said in a statement on Tuesday.

The army managed to eliminate eight takfiri elements after fire exchange, during combing and raiding areas in North and Central Sinai. A number of weapons and ammunition were seized.

Within the operation launched to purge the Egyptian lands from terrorism, two conscripts were killed, while two officers and three other conscripts were injured during the clashes.

In Central Sinai, the army seized ammunition, military uniforms, money, wireless
communication devices, a lap top, a camera and containers that were filled with explosive materials.

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In Central Sinai, the army seized ammunition, military uniforms, money, wireless communication devices, a lap top, a camera and containers that were filled with explosive materials - screen shot from the army statement/Ministry of Defence


A number of 20 vehicles and 79 plateless motorbikes were seized and destroyed by the army.

Furthermore, the army destroyed 80 hideouts in North and Central Sinai where a number of explosive devices, ammunition and takfiri books were found.



The military engineers managed to detect and destroy a number of 15 explosive devices that were placed on different routes to target the army personnel. In addition, 11 kilograms of drugs were detected.

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The military engineers managed to detect and destroy a number of 15 explosive devices that were placed on different routes to target the army personnel - screenshot from the army statement/Ministry of Defense


The army could detect 544 9mm guns, three machine guns, three cartridges and ammunition in a hideout in the desert area in South Sinai.

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The army could detect 544 9mm guns, three machine guns, three cartridges and ammunition in a hideout in the desert area in South Sinai - screenshot of the army statement/Ministry of Defense


The army’s border guards arrested 605 persons while attempting to illegally immigrate across the western borders, including 27 people who the statement asserted are of different nationalities.

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The army’s border guards arrested 605 persons while attempting to illegally immigrate across the western borders, including 27 people who the statement asserted are of different nationalities - screenshot from the army statement/Ministry of Defense


In Egypt’s border city of Salloum , the border guards seized a number of 400,000 drug pills and an amount of Hashish (a substance derived from cannabis) essence that weighed 615 kilograms, according to the statement. The army also detected 430 bullets and a sniper.

In western desert’s Wahat, border guards managed to seize two unlicensed four-wheel-drive vehicles laden with 225,000 drug pills.

The second and the third field armies’ border guards also seized 31 marijuana parcels that weighed 15,500 kilograms in the northeastern city of Qantara. Two vehicles laden with a total of 23 marijuana parcels were also detected.

The Armed Forces have provided people of North and Central Sinai with large quantities of food in the holy month of Ramadan, the statement revealed.

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The Armed Forces have provided people of North and Central Sinai with large quantities of food in the holy month of Ramadan - screenshot from the army statement/Ministry of Defense


Launched in February, the “Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018” aims to eradicate terrorism in North and Central Sinai, in addition to other areas in the Nile Delta and Western Desert.

Since the ousting of former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has seen growing waves of extremism washing over the society and spawning numerous deadly attacks. Among these attacks was the terrorist attack that hit Al-Rawdah Mosque in Al-Arish, North Sinai, and left more than 302 Friday prayer congregants dead in late November.
 
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