The Egyptian armed forces on Wednesday told the reflection attempts of militants to carry out attacks in Northern Sinai, eliminated 18 terrorists, said the official representative of the armed forces of tamer al-Rifai.
The military was able to repel the attack under cover of the Egyptian air force and drop force of fighters to the farm and several empty houses. "As a result of the operation eliminated 18 militants, one of them was a "suicide belt" and destroyed four vehicles, three of them are mined," said al-Rifai.
The scale of military exercises of the armed forces of Egypt and practicing landing in the framework of the exercise indicate that Cairo is preparing for a military operation, said the RIA Novosti news Agency the military expert, the Egyptian General Mahfouz marzouk.
The ruling in Eastern Libya Parliament - House of representatives – in the night of Tuesday allowed the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in the Libyan conflict. The statement said that the Egyptian armed forces have the right to intervene to protect the Libyan and Egyptian national security, if they see imminent threat to the security of the two countries.
The Egyptian armed forces held a tactical military exercise in the Western military district, said the army of the Arab Republic.
The exercise, codenamed "Commitment 2020" held in the Western military district of Egypt, in the area Qabr-of Gabis 60 kilometers from the border with Libya.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday in the course of inspection of the Western military district on the border with Libya has ordered the military to be ready to perform combat missions both in the country and abroad.
Al-Sisi visited the military units of the air force of Egypt in the presence of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Egypt, head of the General staff of the armed forces and other military leaders.