Skip to comments.105 terrorists killed in Egypt's 'Operation Sinai 2018'
Posted on 03/08/2018 11:03:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Egyptian soldiers and police personnel operating in the Sinai Peninsula have killed 105 terrorists since the start of an operation in February, a spokesman for the Egyptian army said Thursday, according to the Al-Ahram newspaper.
The spokesman, Tamer Al-Rifai, said that the forces are performing their duties with high morale, adding that there is no time limit on the operation and it will conclude when it achieves its goals.
Operation Sinai 2018 was launched on February 9 in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been fighting an Islamic State (ISIS) insurgency for several years.
Most of the attacks in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years have been claimed by the Sinai Province, Egypt's ISIS affiliate.
Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April last year, after two suicide bombings at churches claimed by ISIS killed at least 45 people in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.
Rifai had said when the operation started that its goal was to tighten control of border districts and "clean up areas where there are terrorist hotbeds".
On Thursday, he said that 16 army personnel have been killed and 19 others have been injured during Operation Sinai 2018.
The army has also located and destroyed five tunnels, two communication and broadcast centers, 41 4x4 vehicles, 387 motorbikes, 471 IEDs, in addition to large amounts of TNT and plastic explosives, added Rifai.
The army has also destroyed 1,907 targets used as shelter by terrorists, as well as storehouses containing medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, mines and materials used in manufacturing improvised explosive devices.
Operation Sinai 2018 involves land, naval and air forces, as well as police and border guards.
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>> Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April last year
BS. Obama facilitated that disaster with Arab Spring...
At what cost to American taxpayers? I simply don’t trust any ME country but Israel.
Sounds like a start, anyway. What Westerners keep failing to learn is that we will never actually understand ME motivations because we don’t internalize 3,000 years of hate.
The Egyptian armed forces will be busy killing terrorists and tearing up their infrastructure for decades to come. It’s amazing that they let the IAF help with about a hundred strikes. Today I heard a fast mover overhead definitely at combat speed, zipping off to somewhere. the IDF will be busy, too. Now that the MB is out of Egypt, and Sisi is no sissy, all sorts of possibilities are opening up in the Sinai and elsewhere.
It is me against my brother, my brother and I against the Clan, the Clan against the Tribe, the Tribe against the Umma, and the Umma against the world.
From Lawrence of Arabia.
Thanks Eleutheria5. Oh no — what will this act of self-defense do to Egypt’s human rights record?!?
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Posted on 03/04/2018 5:35:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Leon Uris, The Hajj.
Thanks. Appreciate the correction.
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