Egypt’s military announced on Sunday that 15 of its men had perished or been injured in operations in the Sinai Peninsula lately and that 126 presumed militants had been killed.
The military issues updates on its operations in Sinai every few months, without giving a particular time frame.
The announcement came three days after the military announced 10 personnel were killed or wounded in an attack near Bir al-Abd in North Sinai. Islamic State claimed the attack.
The Interior Ministry later said 18 suspected militants had been killed in a shootout near Bir al-Abd.