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  • Wednesday ,20 February 2019
العربية

Egypt security forces kill 16 terrorists in North Sinai shootouts

By-Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:02

Wednesday ,20 February 2019

Egypt security forces kill 16 terrorists in North Sinai shootouts

Egypt s security forces killed 16 terrorists in North Sinai governorate on Tuesday morning in two raids.

According to the ministry of interior, the ministry s national security department identified two terrorist hideouts from which a number of attack were going to be launched against vital institutions and figures in the city of El-Arish.
 
Ten of the terrorists were killed in an empty plot of land in Ubaidat district, El-Arish city after they opened fire on security forces conducting the raid.
 
The second hideout was in an under-construction house in Abu Eita district, where six terrorists were also killed after opening fire on police forces.
 
Firearms, ammunition, and explosives were found at the hideout.
 
On Saturday, Egypt s armed forces said that 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed during an attack on a security check point in North Sinai. Seven militants were also killed in the attack.
 
The military has been carrying out Operation Sinai 2018, a counter-terrorism campaign, since February 2018. The campaign involves land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards.