Egypt forces kill 15 'terrorists' in northeastern Sinai

Army has been carrying out wide-ranging operation against Sinai-based militants since February

Egypt forces kill 15 'terrorists' in northeastern Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 15 militants have been killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces in the northeastern Sinai Peninsula, according to local media reports. 

Flagship state daily Al-Ahram reported that security forces had “struck a direct blow against terrorist elements” near the Sinai city of Al-Arish. 

According to Al-Ahram, clashes between security forces and militants left 15 of the latter dead.

There were no causalities among security personnel, the newspaper claimed. 

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, meanwhile, has yet to issue a statement on the incident. 

Since February, the Egyptian army has been waging a wide-ranging operation against Sinai-based militants who it blames for carrying out a string of recent attacks. 

The restive Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since mid-2013, when Mohamed Morsi -- Egypt’s first freely elected president -- was ousted in a bloody military coup.

Last Mod: 05 Haziran 2018, 13:15
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