On November 11, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense announced in an official statement that the Egyptian Army and Border Guards were able to detect a group of terrorist who were trying to sneak into the Egyptian territory from Libya.
In response, the Egyptian Air Force conducted an aerial operation against the terrorist group. Egyptian F-16 warplanes and Apache helicopters destroyed 10 vehicles and killed or injured several terrorists during the operation.
The Egyptian Ministry of Defense revealed that the vehicles were loaded with weapons and explosives.
Earlier this week, ISIS members attacked a civilian convoy from the local cement factory in North Sinai. About 10 civilias were reportedly killed.
After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi back in 2011, Libya has become the main supplier for armed groups in the region. Weapons were shipped on daily basis to terrorist groups inside Egypt, to Hamas in Gaza Strip and even by sea to terrorist groups in Syria.
However, things changed after the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état, when the Egyptian Air Force started providing an aid the Egyptian Border Guards to secure the Egyptian-Libyan border. Since then, the Egyptian Air Force has conducted dozens of airstrikes against smugglers and terrorists.
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