Egypt airstrikes on ISIL affiliate kills 60 jihadists

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Egypt stepped up its counter-terrorism operation on March 25, launching airstrikes that killed 60 jihadists of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Egypt affiliate.

Egypt's air force carried out airstrikes near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid on March 25.
Egypt’s air force carried out airstrikes near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid on March 25.

Another 40 jihadists were injured as Egypt’s air force struck Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (also known as Wilayat Sinai) targets near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, reported Sky News.

The strikes on ISIL’s affiliate came a week after 15 Egyptian policemen were killed in North Sinai in an attack claimed by Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis.

According to Egyptian officials, 2,100 people were killed in North Sinai in 2015, including 1,800 terrorists, 150 civilians, 40 police officers and conscripts, and 140 military personnel.

Counter-terrorism operations have killed more than 100 jihadists in 2016.

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