Egypt’s Armed Forces announced, on Tuesday, that 40 “Takfiri” elements (terrorist) have been killed during military operations that took place in the Sinai Peninsula between 1 September and 8 December.
They added that a total of 437 hideouts and stores of explosives were also destroyed during the operations on the region.
Egyptian Military Spokesperson Tamer Al-Refae said that the operations, carried out against extremist groups in Sinai, came as part of the country’s comprehensive offensive to eliminate terrorismnationwide.
He noted that vehicles loaded with ammunition that were trying to infiltrate Egypt’s western borders were also destroyed.
During the destruction of the 437 hideouts, about 25 extremely dangerous terrorists were killed, according to the military statement.
The statement also confirmed that troops had succeeded in targeting and destroying six four-wheel-drive vehicles loaded with explosives, in addition to specific operations in which 15 extremely dangerous terrorists were killed.
Al-Refae said that about 159 explosive devices that were placed on main roads were discovered and destroyed, along with 32 motorcycles.
He also said that the army had seized three automatic and one sniper rifles, as well as a radio communication device used by terrorist elements, with 12 terrorist elements arrested and referred to the judiciary.
Al-Refae added that the Armed Forces had destroyed 21 vehicles loaded with ammunition that were trying to infiltrate Egypt’s western border with Libya.