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SEPTEMBER 2020

Over 40 ISIS militants killed by Egypt warplanes

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The Egyptian Air Force has killed over 40 terrorists linked to the ISIS Takfiri group in the north Sinai Peninsula.

Over 40 ISIS militants killed by Egypt warplanes

According to a local media, Egyptian Air Force aircraft attacked a group of terrorists affiliated with ISIS on Saturday, killing over 40 militants and wounding at least 15. The source added that military helicopters, and group forces were also involved in the operation.

Jihadist insurgency is observed in Sinai since the army, led by President Abdel Fattah Sisi, overthrew the then Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

Over the past years, militants have been carrying out anti-government activities and deadly attacks, taking advantage of the turmoil caused in Egypt after democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in July 2013.

Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, Wilayat Sinai changed the name and pledged its allegiance to Daesh, outlawed in a number of countries, including Russia, in November 2014.

Written by Yoana Manoilova for South Front

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