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Egypt military court sentences 8 Daesh members to death over 2016 deadly attacks on army checkpoints

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Wednesday 7 Nov 2018
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An Egyptian military court in Ismailia has sentenced to death in absentia eight members of the terrorist group Daesh for involvement in 2016 attacks on military personnel and checkpoints, personnel and equipment, which killed 14 military personnel.

The court also sentenced 32 defendants to life, two others to 15 years in prison and acquitted two in the same case.

The defendants were charged with attacking military personnel and checkpoints, murder of 14 military personnel, and the attempted murder of 16 military personnel.

The court said that those convicted have used firearms, explosives and projectiles to carry out their attacks.

In February 2018, the Egyptian army launched Operation Sinai 2018, involving land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards, targeting "terrorist and criminal elements and organisations" in northern and central Sinai, as well as parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.

 

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