Communiqué number 10
Monday، 26 February 2018 - 01:42 PM
The armed forces continued their severe blows to terrorist hideouts, cut off supply lines in all strategic directions and tightened the siege in North and central Sinai. The General command of the Armed Forces said in the tenth communiqué on the comprehensive military operation that four “Takfiris” were killed in northern and central Sinai.
Military spokesman Tamer El-Rifai said that one non-commissioned officer and two soldiers were killed, while another two officers were injured.
Forces also arrested 417 wanted criminal elements and destroyed 27 vehicles, four hideouts and 224 weapons caches.
Army engineers also uncovered and diffused 101 IEDs, which were planted to target security forces during operations, the army said.
Law enforcement forces also released a number of suspects after ascertaining their non-involvement in any open investigation cases or violence.
Land, sea and air forces have carried out security patrols to combat attempts to smuggle arms or infiltrate Egypt's southern and western borders, El-Rifai added.
Forces involved in the operation have also located a number of farms used to grow illegal narcotics and seized large amounts of drugs and communication facilities, he said.