The Egyptian military reported the death of 14 militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the Central part of the Sinai Peninsula. About it reports Reuters .
In the course of the operation 10 of the extremists were taken prisoner. They seized three SUVs, a large quantity of explosives, around 100 homemade bombs, weapons and ammunition, communications equipment and military uniforms.
January 9 this year, Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint Egyptian police in the town of El-Arish in the North of the Peninsula. Killed five police officers and seven were injured. In addition, injured three civilians.
Various groups operating in this region of Egypt, swore allegiance to ISIS in the summer of 2014, after which the situation on the Peninsula deteriorated sharply. In clashes with militants have killed hundreds of Egyptian military and police.
October 31, 2015, in the Sinai Peninsula crashed Airbus A321 for Russian airline “Kogalymavia” flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Petersburg. All 224 aboard passengers and crew members were killed. The responsibility for what happened took on the militants affiliated with ISIS the terrorist group “Vilayat Sinai.” The accident occurred as a result of the explosion of a bomb carried on Board by one of the accomplices of the terrorists.