Air force carries out strikes against El-Wahat militants: army spokesperson

Egypt’s air force on Monday carried out airstrikes on the hiding places of militants responsible for the El-Wahat El-Baheria attack that left at least 16 policemen dead, according to a statement released by the army’s official spokesperson.

According to the statement, the airstrikes targeted the position of the militants in a mountainous area to the west of the Fayoum governorate close to El-Wahat road.

The airstrikes led to the destruction of three four-wheel drive vehicles loaded with a large cache of weapons and explosives as well as the deaths of an unspecified number of militants, according to the statement.

Two weeks ago, at least 16 policemen and 15 militants were killed in a confrontation that took place during a police raid of a staging point for the militants based inside the El-Wahat El-Baheria area situated between Giza and Fayoum governorates.

The police failed to arrest the militants due to a loss of communication inside the desert area where the militants were located. The security forces received help from the air force during the confrontation.

The police raid failed to achieve targeted task which was arresting the mil


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