16 militants killed, 66 hideouts destroyed on 3rd day of ‘Sinai 2018’ operation


Egypt’s Armed Forces killed 16 militants and destroyed 66 militant hideouts on Sunday morning as part of a large-scale operation dubbed “Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018” that began on Friday, an official statement by the army’s official spokesperson read.

Sunday’s statement said that forces of the Third and Second Field armies with the support of special forces and the Thunderbolt commando force swept North and Central Sinai and killed the militants there.

The destruction of the hideouts was carried out with the support of Egypt’s Air Force.

A storage facility containing Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and two four-wheel vehicles used by militants were also destroyed

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Source: Egypt Independent