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Egyptian army kills two suspected members of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis

A security source says the army killed the militants during an operation in the Sinai peninsula

Ahram Online, Tuesday 9 Sep 2014
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The Egyptian army has raided suspected militant hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula, killing two and arresting 25 on Tuesday, a security source told state news agency MENA.

The security source said that they have been targeting militant hideouts in Sheikh Zuweid area; where clashes took place as militants started firing on the military.

The source also claimed that the militants are members of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis militant group who have recently claimed responsibility for many terrorists attacks in the Sinia Peninsula and Egypt's main cities.

Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, has suffered from a security vacuum for years, particularly worsening after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

Suspected Islamist militants based in the peninsula have waged a high-level insurgency against security forces, to which the army has responded with counter-insurgency operations.

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