Egypt says killed 64 ISIS militants in Sinai, two soldiers killed

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 5, 2013. Egyptian official said the country's border crossing with Gaza Strip in northern Sinai has been closed indefinitely, citing security concerns. The decision comes hours after suspected Islamic militants attacked four sites in northern Sinai, targeting two military checkpoints, a police station and el-Arish airport, where military aircraft are stationed. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Egypt’s military said two soldiers were killed Saturday during a wide scale offensive against jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 64 militants on its sixth day.
The military launched the campaign Monday to uproot militants loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group who have turned the northern part of the peninsula into a launch pad for attacks.
It says it has killed 296 militants since the start of the operation, including those killed on Saturday. It was not possible independently to verify the toll.
Eight soldiers have been killed according to the military, including the two on Saturday.