On Sunday morning, February 11, command of the army of Egypt has published a report on the first results of the counter-terrorism operation against associated with the «Islamic state» organization «wilayat Sinai» in the North and Central regions of the Sinai Peninsula. The operation was launched on 9 February.
As reported by the Agency MENA, the report said that for the first two days of the operation, army, border guard and police of Egypt was destroyed 16 militants, four terrorists were arrested. In addition, were arrested more than 30 suspected of helping the militants «wilayat Sinai».
Military report on the elimination of 66 people and several dozen vehicles, and detection and neutralization of explosive devices 12, the destruction of warehouses with explosives and weapons, and the underground labs of the terrorists.
Operation in the Sinai is held by units of the army and police with the active support of aviation and artillery.
Before the start of this operation the UN has published a special report, which imposes on «wilayat Sinai» responsibility for the massacre in the mosque of Ar-Raud, which killed more than 300 people, and calling the organization the most powerful structure of the IG at the moment.
«Islamic state» claims that the militants of this organization was not involved in the terrorist attack in the mosque. In a statement released by the cell operating in the Sinai Peninsula, said: «We do not kill innocent Muslims».
After the terrorist attack in the mosque of Ar-Raud Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi referred to the new chief of the General staff of the Egyptian army Muhammad Farid Hejazi, ordering him within three months to restore security and stability in the Sinai Peninsula. In this case, al-Sisi said that Hejazi can apply force in any desired extent, leaving the planning and execution of the order at the discretion of the military command.