Three suspects allegedly involved in the recent clashes between armed groups and Egypt’s security forces in Rafah have been apprehended, as "Operation Eagle"
enters its ninth day in the Sinai, a security source told Al-Ahram Arabic Language news website, Thursday.
The three were reportedly caught with a number of machine guns and half a ton of cannabis drug in their possession, the source added.
The anonymous official reiterated that the military-led operation will continue until Sinai is purged of militant activity, pointing to the campaign’s success in managing to bomb known terrorist areas and criminal hideouts.
A crackdown on militants in the Sinai Peninsula has been ongoing since Wednesday last week, after armed groups opened fire on the Egypt-Gaza border killing 16 soldiers and injuring seven others on 5 August.