Cairo, April 2 (IANS/EFE) At least 65 alleged terrorists were killed on Friday in military operations carried out by the Egyptian army in the north of the Sinai peninsula, according to a statement by army spokesperson Mohamed Samir.
The statement explained that the terrorists were killed in a “successful pre-emptive strike, in which the armed forces destroyed several shelters, caches of arms and ammunition, as well as fuel tanks of the terrorist groups”.
The operations, which involved the Egyptian Air Force, took place in the city of Rafah, bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip, and the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
Samir added that the ongoing operations in Sinai comes in the framework of “The Martyr’s Right” military campaign against the terrorists.
At least 60 terrorists were killed on March 25 in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, while 27 vehicles were destroyed.
Jihadi attacks in Egypt, carried out mainly by the Egyptian branch of the Islamic State group, are concentrated in Sinai, which has become the scene for several military operations as a result.