Egyptian Soldiers Kill Over 100 Militants in North Sinai
KABUL: (Middle East Press) The Egyptian soldiers have carried out air strike attack against the militants in the region of North Sinai, killing at least over 100 terrorists in the past 24 hours.
An Egyptian military source said on Friday that the army launched ground and aerial offensives against the terrorists’ hideouts in the south of Sheikh Zuweid, leaving over 100 of the militants dead.
The army’s large-scale operations came a day after militants killed 15 Egyptian troops and two civilians in Sinai.
According to reports, gunmen opened fire on troops with automatic rifles at checkpoints in the North Sinai towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah on Thursday.
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, an al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group, claimed responsibility for the Thursday attacks. The group has recently pledged allegiance to the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group and changed its name to Velayat Sinai (Sinai Province).