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15 terrorists killed in Arish in full-scale crackdown against terrorism
by Walaa Ali
CAIRO – 5 June 2018: Egyptian security forces at the Ministry of Interior killed on Monday 15 terrorists in an exchange of fire after locating their hiding place by Arish's ring road.
According to the security forces report, the Ministry of Interior received information confirming that the elements belong to a terrorist cell that attempted to incite violence in different areas in Arish.
The report pointed out that the elements were in contact with some terrorist leaders abroad who support them financially to carry out terrorist acts aimed to destroy the state, especially after the success of Egyptian efforts to combat terrorism.
It is worth mentioning that the security sources said that the Ministry of Interior succeeded in the recent period in the elimination of terrorism in Sinai, and in fully securing the governorate.
In November 2017, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi ordered the Armed Forces to eradicate terrorism in Sinai after an attack on Al Rawda mosque killed more than 300 people, in the deadliest incident in Egypt’s history.