10 vehicles carrying machine guns destroyed in Sinai 2018 operation

Official military spokesperson Tamer al-Refai stated that the Egyptian Air Forces destroyed 10 vehicles carrying machine guns in the western borders of the country, as part of the Armed Forces’ comprehensive ongoing nationwide counter-terrorist operation, ‘Sinai 2018’.

Intelligence information revealed that “several criminal elements” were preparing to “infiltrate the borders using several four-wheel drives (4X4) [in] the western strategic direction,” said Refai.

Upon orders of Armed Forces operators, planes flew over the area to monitor the borders and attack the targets, destroying 10 four-wheel drives carrying machine guns and ammunition, he said.

The air forces and border guards continue seeking to secure state borders and prevent infiltration across the country’s strategic directions.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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