Egypt’s armed forces have completed the fourth stage of operation «the Right of the explosive» against the group «wilayat Sinai» — the Egyptian branch of the «Islamic state». The focus is on the towns of Rafah and El-Arish in the northeast Sinai Peninsula.
As reported the army press service, during the week of fighting, the soldiers of the Second army eliminated 40 of the jihadists. Destroyed 20 cars, 100 explosives, 50 fortified positions.
The fighting in the Sinai Peninsula began in the summer of 2013, shortly after the overthrow of President-Islamist Mohammed Mursi. Despite the elimination of thousands of militants and the deaths of hundreds of military and police authorities are unable to achieve a breakthrough in the campaign.
The attacks of the group «wilayat Sinai» became the reason of introduction in Egypt of a state of emergency. However, the concentration on the Peninsula the large forces of army and police, require the permission of Israel, could not change the situation