Egypt : 52 militants neutralized after army raid

Since its launch in February, the "Sinai 2018" anti-terror operation has killed about 400 militants while more than 30 soldiers died during the confrontations. ©, Photo : RR

Casablanca (ADV) – The Egyptian army announced on Sunday that it has killed 52 “highly dangerous terrorists” over the past few days in North Sinai province northeast of the capital Cairo as part of the ongoing “Sinai 2018” anti-terror campaign.

The terrorists had eight machine guns, three explosive devices and amounts of ammunition in their possession.

“Joint raids by the armed forces and the police resulted in the arrest of another 49 highly dangerous extremists in North and Central Sinai,” military spokesman Tamer al-Refaie said in the statement.

He added that the raids also destroyed 26 hideouts and storehouses belonging to the terrorists and defused 64 explosive devices planted to target the forces.

Meanwhile, the air forces destroyed 15 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition as they were attempting to infiltrate into Egypt via its western borders with eastern Libya, according to the statement.

“Another 17 vehicles have also been destroyed within the Southern Military Region,” the military spokesman added.

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