Watch – Egypt: 47 Muslim terrorists eliminated during counter-terrorism raids in Sinai

Watch - Egypt: 47 Muslim terrorists eliminated during counter-terrorism raids in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have eliminated 47 Muslim terrorists in counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai peninsula recently, the military said on Thursday.

Two officers and three soldiers were killed and four security forces were injured during the counter-terrorism operation.

In a statement, the Egyptian military confirmed the destruction of 29 bases and 97 vehicles. The military said it had found 385 explosive devices and had carried out controlled explosions.

The figures covered the “last period,” the military said in a video, without specifying dates or locations of the raids.

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Hundreds of Muslim terrorists have been eliminated by the Egyptian army, backed by police and other security forces since it launched a wide-scale operation in February 2018 aimed at eradicating terrorists, mostly members of ISIS or related Muslim terror groups in the Sinai peninsula. The operation is still ongoing.

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