The Egyptian army announced on Thursday that 105 terrorists have been killed in the Sinai 2018 operation that was launched in February to expel extremists from the Sinai region.
A military spokesman said that 2,829 criminals, “takfiris” and fugitives have been arrested in the operation. Several of them have since been released.
A total of 1,907 terrorist hideouts were destroyed, two transmission centers were discovered and 471 explosive devices were seized.
A total of 157 vehicles, 387 motorcycles and an SUV were confiscated, as well as quantities of explosives.
Sixteen members of the armed forces were killed, while 16 others were wounded while carrying out their duties in the operation.
The military spokesman stressed that the operation will continue until all of its objectives are achieved.
He said that all measures have been taken to secure the land and marine borders to thwart any possible infiltration. He emphasized that Egypt respects the sovereignty of all neighboring countries and it coordinates with them in counter-terrorism efforts.