Egyptian air force planes
Egyptian air force planesReuters

A high ranking Egyptian military official said that the Egyptian military has thwarted an attempted terror attack by ISIS supporters in the Sinai peninsula. 

"Our forces began to actively pursue terrorist targets as of this [Thursday] morning, as we know that it was their intention to carry out an attack." 

Channel 10 news reported that Egyptian air force jets bombed suspected terror sites that had been set up by supporters of the extremist group southwest of Sheik Zayed in northern Sinai. Witnesses confirmed that parts of the highway that lead from El Arish to Sheikh Zayed were closed by the Egyptian military.