- Six other militants were injured in the blast which destroyed two buildings
- The strike took place hours after the terrorists attempted attack on checkpoint
- Footage of the strike shows a missile sending a huge fireball into the sky
Five ISIS militants were killed in a targeted air strike, military sources said.
Dramatic footage shows the terrorists’ Egyptian desert hideout being obliterated by an army missile.
The strike on Thursday came hours after the militants had attempted to attack a military checkpoint in north Sinai.
Dramatic footage shows the terrorists’ Egyptian desert hideout being obliterated by an army missile
The terrorists had been spotted by soldiers guarding the spot, who opened fire prompting them to flee.
Fighter jets were then sent out to locate them and found them regrouping at their hideout.
Video filmed from one of the planes showed a missile hitting one of the buildings, sending a huge fireball into the sky.
An army spokesman told the Egyptian Independent that six other ISIS militants were injured and two buildings and vehicles were destroyed in the blast.
Egyptian forces have been battling the terror organisation since 2014 and have recently launched a large-scale military campaign in Sinai Province.
The operation has seen several leading terror figures killed.
Video filmed from one of the planes showed a missile hitting a building at the hideout, sending a huge fireball into the sky
Vehicles destroyed by the blast which took place in the Egyptian desert on Thursday
ISIS has now lost almost all of the territory it claimed back in 2014 as it swept through the Middle East in a lightning offensive which established it as the world’s most powerful terrorist group.
Most of the area it now controls is sparse desert which runs from Sukhna in Syria to a few miles west of Baiji in Iraq.
The territory is largely uninhabited except for the cities of Mayadin and Al-Bukamal which sit along the Euphrates river, and several smaller surrounding towns.