EGYPTIAN ARMY OFFICER KILLED IN SINAI ROADSIDE BLAST

CAIRO, Egypt- An Egyptian army captain has been killed, by an improvised explosive device blast, in North Sinai, during a campaign to eliminate jihadists, medics said, on Monday.

The officer died Sunday evening, after an explosion hit his vehicle, west of the coastal city of El-Arish, a local medical source said.

The Egyptian army has, since Feb, been conducting a major operation, focused on the Sinai Peninsula, to wipe out jihadists from the Daesh group.

The military says that, over 250 suspected jihadists, and at least 35 soldiers, have been killed, in its “Sinai 2018” operation.

The Jihadists launched an insurgency in Sinai, after the 2013 military overthrow of Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, who was forced out by the military, in the face of mass protests against his rule.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK