Last Update 12:37
Monday, 14 October 2019

59 terrorists killed by Egyptian forces in recent operations: Army

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
File Photo: Egyptian troops in Sinai (Photo: Reuters)
File Photo: Egyptian troops in Sinai (Photo: Reuters)
Views: 2606
Views: 2606

Egyptian troops and security forces have killed 59 terrorists in recent operations, the army said in a statement on Tuesday.

In various raids in Sinai and the Suez Canal cities, army forces killed 44 terrorists who were found in possession of rifles and explosive devices, the statement said. Police forces killed another 15 “extremely dangerous takfiris” in a separate "pre-emptive" operation, it added, without saying where the operation took place.

The statement said the terrorists were killed over the "past period," without giving a specific timeframe. One officer and six soldiers were killed during clashes with terrorists, it added.

The statement added that 142 suspects have been arrested.

Air forces destroyed 56 vehicles used by the terrorists in the Western Desert, northeastern and southern border areas.

Security forces discovered and destroyed 242 bombs planted to target forces, as well as a number of hideouts where weapons and ammunition were found in central and northern Sinai.

The statement added that border guards have arrested 2,189 people of different nationalities trying to cross the Egyptian borders and seized large amounts of illegal narcotics.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.