On February 14, the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) destroyed 11 hideouts of ISIS cells in Sinai Peninsula, according to an official statement of Egyptian Army spokesman, Colonel Tamer Rifai.
Moreover, Col. Rifai said that the Egyptian Army had discovered and destroyed two depots with hundreds of tons of TNT and C4 explosive materials, a radio network and over 219 hideouts and tunnels of ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian Army soldiers also captured 15 ISIS fighters as well as destroyed 6 vehicles and 17 motorcycle of the terrorist group on the same day, according to Col. Rifai’s official statement.
The Egyptian Ministry of Defense also revealed that the Egyptian Army and security forces had established 563 new joint checkpoints in the secured areas of the Sinai Peninsula. So far, 6 wanted ISIS fighters including a commander had been arrested on the new joint checkpoints.
Since the beginning of the Egyptian Army military operation against ISIS on February 9, the ISIS-linked news agency has not reported any attack in Sinai province. This could be considered as a sign of the Egyptian Army operation’s success.