During the CTO in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian security forces liquidated three militants of the Islamic State organization banned in Russia. Two jihadists were identified – they turned out to be Mohamed Salim Zayda and Yousef Ibrahim Salim Al-Qurum. The third terrorist was in the suicide belt – it would be difficult to identify him without a genetic examination. The search continues for three more Islamists who are on the peninsula. The militants were preparing attacks on Egyptian security forces, as well as attacks in public places, Egyptian authorities said.
According to investigators, they liquidated the militants who participated in the execution of the 62-year-old Coptic Christian Nabil Habashi. Islamists kidnapped him in early 2021. Then a video of the murder was posted on the Web. This happened last week. Before the massacre, Habashi said that he collaborated with the Egyptian intelligence services to help in the fight against IS.
The popular resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are located on the Sinai Peninsula.