Five terrorists arrested in army raids in Egypt

Vastavam Web: At least five terrorists were killed and 16 others arrested during army raids in Egypt’s restive North Sinai, the military said today.The takfiri terrorists included one of the leaders of the Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Biet el-Maqdes, Egypt’s military spokesperson Colonel Tamer el-Refa’e said in a statement.Egypt’s North Sinai has witnessed many terror attacks since the January 2011 revolution that toppled the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.The attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule.The military has launched security campaigns in the North Sinai area, in which some terrorists are based.