The assault, during which 5 different troopers have been wounded, was the Egyptian military’s heaviest loss in years.
The ISIL (ISIS) group has claimed duty for an assault that killed 11 Egyptian troopers within the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday.
A minimum of 5 different troopers have been wounded in Saturday’s assault, in response to the Egyptian army.
It was the heaviest lack of life the Egyptian military had suffered in years in its long-running marketing campaign in and across the Sinai towards fighters loyal to the armed group.
“[ISIL] fighters killed Egyptian troopers, seized their weapons and burned down their place in West Sinai,” the group stated on its Amaq propaganda web web site on Sunday.
The assault passed off within the city of Qantara within the province of Ismailia, which stretches eastwards from the Suez Canal.
Fighters attacked troops at a checkpoint guarding the pumping facility, after which fled the positioning. The army stated troops have been pursuing the attackers in an remoted space of the northern Sinai Peninsula.
The Sinai Peninsula has been gripped for greater than a decade by armed violence, which peaked after the elimination of the late President Mohammed Morsi in a coup in 2013.
Greater than 1,000 suspected fighters and dozens of safety personnel have been killed because the begin of operations, in response to official figures.
The tempo of assaults in Sinai’s foremost theatre of operations and elsewhere has slowed to a trickle since February 2018, when the army launched an in depth operation in Sinai in addition to elements of the Nile Delta and deserts alongside the nation’s western border with Libya.
“These terrorist operations is not going to defeat the dedication of the nation and the military to proceed uprooting terrorism,” President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pledged on Fb after the assault.
Washington condemned the “terrorist assault within the Sinai focusing on members of the Egyptian army” and expressed its condolences to the victims’ households.
France, the African Union, and Sudan additionally denounced the assault.