(JNS.org) The Egyptian Air Force launched strikes in the Sinai Peninsula killing over 100 Islamic State fighters Oct. 15 in response to an ISIS terror attack a day earlier, the Egyptian military reported.
Egypt led the operation targeting known ISIS hideouts, including their outposts and weapons facilities throughout the Sinai.
Twelve members of Egypt’s military were killed and six others wounded in a ISIS terror attack Oct. 14, where the group used assault rifles and rockets. Egyptian forces killed 15 terrorists during the clashes that occurred at a security checkpoint in North Sinai.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi wrote on his Facebook page Oct. 14 that “the blood of the nation of Egypt was spilled in the sands of Sinai only increases the desire and determination to complete the campaign (against the terrorists).”
This was the first major ISIS attack in the central Sinai region.