Egypt army kills 11 terrorists and destroys of 375 hideouts

Egypt army kills 11 terrorists and destroys of 375 hideouts
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on February 25, 2018, shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) dressed in military uniform during his visit to the headquarters of the eastern forces of the Suez Canal at an unknown location in the Sinai. (AFP)
Updated 27 February 2018

Egypt army kills 11 terrorists and destroys of 375 hideouts

Egypt army kills 11 terrorists and destroys of 375 hideouts

DUBAI: Egyptian military have killed 11 terrorists in various operations in north and central Sinai, Saudi state news channel reported citing spokesman Col. Tamer Rifai.
Rifai said police forces destroyed a number of terrorist targets and weaponry during the past four days, as part of the ongoing operation “Sinai 2018.”
The air force destroyed 20 targets and a number of bases used by terrorists as a launching pad, while artillery shelled 185 targets in the areas of operations, the statement added.
Rifai said the city of Al-Arish was seized by soldiers while eliminating seven armed militants during clashes. An underground weapons cache was also discovered filled with rocket propelled grenades.
The statement added that 375 hideouts, a shelter, a storehouse and trenches equipped with engineering equipment for the fighters were found.
Large quantities of ammunition, grenades and detonators were also found, while 18 vehicles and 71 motorcycles were destroyed.