Egypt: Army kills 86 militants and arrests 195 others in Sinai operation
The military announced Thursday the killing of 86 “takfiri elements” and the arrest of another 195 in the last three days, as part of operation “Retribution for the martyr” against militant groups in North Sinai.
The military further stated in a press release that 13 vehicles and 67 motorcycles were destroyed, used by “terrorists” in attacks. The army also said that it discovered five new tunnels dug near the border zone.
The military operation covers the three cities of al-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. Nearly 24 bombs were detonated by security forces