(JNS.org) An Israeli drone strike inside of Egypt
in the troubled Sinai Peninsula has killed five suspected terrorists and
destroyed a rocket launcher, two senior Egyptian security officials said, the Associated Press reported.
The logo of the IDF. An Israeli drone strike inside of Egypt in the troubled Sinai Peninsula has reportedly killed five suspected terrorists and destroyed a rocket launcher. Credit: IDF.
reports, two explosions were heard in el-Agra, which is south of Rafah, a city
in northern Sinai that borders the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian military said the
strike was coordinated with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), AFP reported.
The strike comes
a day after IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz shut down the Eilat Airport
for two hours amid undisclosed security concerns. But Egyptian authorities
cited by Ma’an News Agency said that
terrorists in the Sinai planned to target Israel with shoulder-fired missiles.
2011 Revolution, the Sinai Peninsula has grown increasingly lawless, with
several terrorist groups operating there. Israel’s military foray into Egyptian
territory may indicate a new and unprecedented sign of cooperation between
Israel and the military-backed interim government of Egypt to crack down on
week, the Egyptian army said it has killed 60 terrorists in the Sinai since
early July, when it ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, Reuters reported.