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Egyptian Forces Kill Dozens of Militants in North Sinai

Egyptian Forces Kill Dozens of Militants in North Sinai

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 16:30
Photo released by military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai on social media
Asharq Al-Awsat
Egyptian security forces have killed 47 militants in operations in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula recently, the military said on Thursday.

Five military personnel were also killed, the armed forces said, without specifying where those deaths took place.

The figures covered the "last period", the military said.

The statement, which was released by military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai, said the army had found 385 explosive devices and had carried out controlled explosions, but did not specify the locations.

The armed forces say hundreds of militants have been killed since the military launched a large campaign in February 2018 aimed at defeating ISIS or related militant groups in the Sinai peninsula.

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