CAIRO - Egypt's security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the military said Sunday.
Another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. The Egyptian army also destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices.
The military said airstrikes destroyed 32 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the Western Desert and in the south.
It wasn't possible to independently confirm the claims as access to the northern Sinai is heavily restricted.