Egypt says 21 fighters killed throughout raids in Sinai


Egypt mentioned on Saturday that 21 fighters have been killed in clashes with safety forces within the restive Sinai Peninsula, the place armed teams have waged a long-running rebel.

The inside ministry mentioned in an announcement that police raided two hideouts of “terrorist elements” in North Sinai governorate, sparking a gun battle during which two officers have been additionally wounded.


It mentioned the 2 teams had been planning assaults throughout the main Islamic vacation of Eid al-Fitr, which began in Egypt on Sunday.

Security forces discovered automated weapons and suicide belts within the hideouts.

The navy has for years battled the rebel within the Sinai Peninsula – in Egypt’s northeast – that’s spearheaded by a neighborhood affiliate of the armed group ISIL (ISIS).

The preventing intensified after the navy’s 2013 overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

In February 2018, safety forces launched a nationwide operation towards fighters targeted on North Sinai.

About 950 suspects have been killed within the area together with dozens of safety personnel, based on official figures.