By Theodore Shoebat
Egyptian forces just slaughtered 100 ISIS terrorists. 17 Egyptian soldiers did die (although Egypt’s military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, put the number of killed soldiers at 10), but the victory was solidly won. ISIS attacked military checkpoints in simultaneous incursions done by in the Sinai Peninsula, but were thoroughly slaughtered once the Egyptian soldiers made their defense.
The victims, so far, have not been identified. Six military checkpoints were attacked, and two of them were completely destroyed. ISIS captured numerous soldiers and took several armored vehicles and weapons. The attackers used used mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles. According to one report:
At least 100 Egyptians, including soldiers, were killed after an Islamic State affiliate launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. It comes two days after Egypt’s top prosecutor was assassinated.
The identities of those killed were not immediately clear, Reuters reported. Sources earlier said there were soldiers among the dead. The army also said that troops have been killed.
The assaults took place just south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid and targeted at least six military checkpoints, officials told AP. Two of the checkpoints were completely destroyed.
The militants took soldiers captive and seized weapons and several armored vehicles, the officials added, stating that the attackers used mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.
Egypt’s armed forces say at least 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed, Reuters reports. One security source cited by the agency said about 300 militants took part in the attack.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, put the number of killed soldiers at 10. Samir’s statement, posted on his official Facebook page, said that about 70 militants attacked five checkpoints in northern Sinai, and that Egyptian troops killed 22 of them. He said soldiers destroyed three all-terrain vehicles fitted with anti-aircraft guns.