Egyptian authorities reported fifteen casualties in the recent military operations in Sinai
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Fifteen soldiers have been killed or wounded and 126 militants have been killed in recent operations in the Sinai Peninsula the Egyptian military said on Sunday. The military publishes updates on its operations in Sinai every few months, without giving a specific time frame.
The statement came three days after the military said 10 personnel were killed or wounded in an attack claimed by ISIS near Bir Al Abd in North Sinai. The Interior Ministry later said 18 suspected militants had been killed in a shootout near Bir Al Abd.
Militants loyal to ISIS are active in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling an insurgency for years.
Source: The National