On March 19, Egyptian Army spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifai announced in an official statement that the Egyptian Army had killed 36 ISIS fighters and had arrested 345 suspects during its ongoing military operation in the Sinai Peninsula – “Sinai 2018”. The Egyptian Army also destroyed 17 vehicles, 67 motorcycles and a VBIED of ISIS, according to Col. Rifai.
Col. Rifai also announced that warplanes of the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) had destroyed 12 positions and vehicles of ISIS in Sinai. Moreover, the Egyptian Army’s units discovered and destroyed 386 hideouts of the terrorist group.
During its security operations, the Egyptian Army removed 93 IEDs and mines, which had been planted by ISIS and captured loads of weapons and ammunition in different areas of Sinai, according to Col. Rifai.
The Sinai Peninsula witnessed a significant decrease in ISIS attacks against civilians and the Egyptian Army during the last two weeks. This reflects a success of the Egyptian Army’s operations there.