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Egypt: 59 Suspected Militants Killed in Sinai

Egypt: 59 Suspected Militants Killed in Sinai

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 11:00
Egyptian armored vehicles are seen on a highway to North Sinai. (Reuters)
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The Egyptian military announced Tuesday that at least 59 suspected militants have been killed in recent operations in the northern Sinai region.

In a statement, it said that it arrested another 142 militants, according to The Associated Press.

It added that airstrikes destroyed 56 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the Western Desert, south and northeastern border areas.

The military statement gave no timeframe for these recent operations.

Egypt launched a nationwide operation against militants last year. It has voiced its determination to defeat a long-running insurgency in Sinai, which serves as a base for Egypt's ISIS affiliate.

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