Operations carried out by the armed forces on Sunday have left one militant killed after an exchange of gunfire with security forces.
The armed forces announced in a statement on Monday the results of military operations with the purpose of “aiding” the Ministry of Interior in “confronting terrorist acts”.
The military operations were carried out in North Sinai, Ismailia, Port Said and Daqahleya governorates and resulted in the arrests of 36 “terrorist” or “criminal” operatives. More than 20 headquarters used by “terrorist operatives” were destroyed and 10 unlicensed motorcycles used in “terrorist operations targeting military and police personnel” were seized or destroyed.
The armed forces have recently been carrying out operations to combat insurgency, specifically in North Sinai. The military operations, however, intensified after two deadly attacks killed at least 30 soldiers in North Sinai on 24 October.
On Saturday, the armed forces killed eight “terrorist elements who participated in ambush attacks on the armed forces planting improvised explosive devices”, and arrested 13 others in raids in North Sinai.