Military spokesperson Colonel Tamer Al Refaai - File Photo
CAIRO - 1 May 2020: Two high-risk terrorists were shot dead in a shoot-out with Egyptian armed forces in North Sinai governorate, announced military spokesman Tamer Al-Rifai in a statement on Friday, one day after 10 military personnel were killed and injured by terrorists.
Upon intelligence information provided to armed forces on a hotbed of a group of terrorists in a farm in North Sinai, the forces carried out an operation in which a shoot-out occurred between two sides, he added.
Two highly dangerous terrorists were killed while a general-purpose machine gun, a wireless device, and ammunition were confiscated.
A terrorist attack on North Sinai's Bi'r al-Abd city caused the death or the injury of eight army soldiers and two officers, according to the military spokesman. The terrorist attack was condemned by a number of Arab and European countries who affirmed their full support for Egypt against terrorism.
On March 16, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced killing Six terrorists in Abu Shilla city, North Sinai. On February 11, 2020, 17 terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with police forces in Obeidat district in Arish, North Sinai, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Egypt has been countering terrorism and extremism ideologies over the past years since the ouster of late Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi. Several operations have been taking place in Sinai against terrorists, as many Egyptian officers and soldiers have martyred in the battle.
Egypt’s army has also been playing a vital role during the critical timing of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, as many streets and buildings have been sterilized, along with distributing free face masks to passengers and citizens in common places of gatherings advising them to use it in public places to avoid the emerging virus.