16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation: Egypt army

Mohamed El-Shahed—AFP

Mohamed El-Shahed—AFP

EGYPT'S army said it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday.

A total of 16 militants were killed, it added.

Most of the terror attacks were carried out by the so-called Wilayat Sinai (Sinai state or province), a Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group.

Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) called on foreign reporters and representatives of foreign media outlets to abide by professional rules and only publish what is being released by the army in their coverage of the "Comprehensive Sinai 2018" military operation, launched on Friday.

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Security forces also uncovered and destroyed six farms used to grow banned narcotics, the statement said.

According to Army spokesman Col.

Egypt is quietly carrying out the operation with cooperation from Israel.

Apart from Sinai, the Egyptian army said the operation would also cover parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert, where other militants have waged attacks, some believed to be staged out of neighbouring Libya.

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Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the group first appeared in September 2011 and rebranded itself with an IS pledge of allegiance in November 2014.

The Salafi Call, the parent organisation of Egypt's Salafist Nour Party, said terrorism in Egypt has become more unsafe than at any previous time and the threat is increasing. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the mosque attack though.

"Egypt has for decades suffered from a variety of terrorist attacks, but terrorism in recent years has taken a very unsafe turn", targeting all Egyptians, including the army and police, as well as churches, to provoke sedition between Muslims and Christians, and even mosques, the group said in its statement. IS has beheaded a number of Sufi men whom it accused of "sorcery". Last year, militants attacked a Sufi mosque in the region, killing 311 worshipers.

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