Egypt: 36 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) militants killed in air raids in Sinai
At least 36 militants were killed and tens of others injured in overnight military air raids that lasted until Saturday morning in Egypt’s North Sinai province, a security source said.
“The military airstrikes targeted hideouts of militants south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities of North Sinai,” Xinhua cited the source as saying. He added that the militants belong to Sinai-based, al-Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) group.
The raids came a few hours ahead of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to the restive province in military uniform, where he reassured that the situation in Sinai was now “stable”.