Egypt's army kills 2 terrorist leaders in North Sinai

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 27 Jan 2019

According to an official statement, an air strike followed confirmed intelligence of terrorist elements gathering in a hideout

File Photo: Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer El-Refaie (Photo courtesy of army's Facebook page)

Egypt’s army has killed two major terrorist organisation leaders in an air strike in North Sinai, a statement by the armed forces said Sunday.

Egyptian armed forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the two men were "eliminated" after a concentrated air strike on a terrorist hideout.

According to the statement, the strike came upon confirmed intelligence of terrorist elements gathering in the hideout.

El-Refaie did not disclose the names of those killed.

“The armed forces continue with efforts to uproot terrorism and secure state apparatuses’ and the armed forces’ efforts in developing Sinai Peninsula,” the statement added.

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