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At least 19 “terrorists” were killed in counter-terrorism operations in the Egyptian Sinai region

May 31, 2020

According to the state newspaper Al Ahram, which also reports two officers, a non-commissioned officer and two soldiers killed, at least 19 “heretics” have been killed in counter-terrorist operations by the Egyptian army in the Sinai region in the northeast of the country. and injured in these operations.

‘Al Ahram’ quotes a statement released by the armed forces late Saturday that there are three “extremely dangerous heretics” among those killed who carried automatic rifles, hand grenades and grenade launcher projectiles in two locations.

The other 16 deceased died in the bombing of several “terrorist hiding places” by the Air Force. In addition, five explosive devices placed on nearby roads were detonated, and four vehicles and a warehouse with a large amount of explosives and logistic material were destroyed.

At least 19 “terrorists” were killed in counter-terrorism operations in the Egyptian Sinai regionAt least 19 “terrorists” were killed in counter-terrorism operations in the Egyptian Sinai region

The Egyptian authorities use the term “heretic” to refer to members and supporters of extremist Islamist groups.