Egyptian army eliminates 28 militants, detains almost 100 in Sinai Military operation
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Feb-2018

Cairo, February 12: Egypt military continues its military operation against terrorists killing 28 militants in total and detaining almost 100. The nationwide major military operation was launched in Egypt on Friday as an extension of its continued war against terrorists.

On Sunday Egyptian Army reported of 16 killed militants while on Monday updating the statistics, it added 12 more militants to the list. The air force also hit 60 targets, including vehicles, weapons depots, and communication centres in the terrorist strongholds.

Egypt army launched a major security operation against “terrorist and criminal elements and organizations” on Friday. The Army Spokesperson of Egypt announced the operation which is being held in the Nile Delta and the northern Sinai Peninsula. The country's army, navy and air force is involved in the operation.

The area is the heart of persistent Islamic State group insurgency. The aim is to crush years-long Islamist insurgency within a three-month deadline set by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, security forces are more targeting the jihadists.

“The use of brute force against terrorism comes in line with the ongoing internal development in all fields and with Egypt's moves to maintain and achieve its strategic interests and national goals," Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.