Egyptian troops win major battle against ISIS, kill 15 jihadists

The shootout followed an Egyptian security forces’ raid based on intelligence of an Islamic State hideout in the northern Sinai city of El Arish on Sunday. DEBKAfile’s counter-terrorism sources stress the importance of this operation in that the 15 terrorists killed were the backbone of ISIS’ Sinai leadership. Large quantities of weapons and explosives were also captured in the hideout.

 

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