Twenty suspected terrorists were killed in Egyptian Sinai (northeast) and in the west of the country during security force operations against the Islamic State (IS) group, announced today. army.
Since the dismissal in 2013 by the army of President Mohamed Morsi, from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian forces are fighting extremist groups, including the IS. The army launched a massive military campaign called "Sinai 2018" in February, aimed at dislodging terrorists from the local IS branch that is particularly active in northern Sinai.
"Seven very dangerous" terrorists, members of a "terrorist cell", were killed during an operation in the border zone with Libya, in the west of the country, said the army in a statement .
She also announced the death of "13 (terrorists) during an exchange of fire with security forces" in central and northern Sinai. About 300 terrorists and about 30 soldiers have died since the launch of "Sinai 2018", according to official figures. The press is not allowed to go freely on the spot.