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Egypt army says it killed 100 terrorists, lost 17 personnel in fight against IS Wednesday

Egypt army issues 1st statement on death toll on Wednesday's battles against IS group

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Jul 2015
Smoke rises in Egypt's North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt as Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday 1 July, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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The General Command of the Armed Forces has issued its first official statement on Wednesday’s battles against Islamist militants who attacked army posts earlier in the day.

The statement said that the army killed more than 100 militants during its counter-attacks in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities.

It also highlighted that 17 army personnel including four officers were killed during the fighting and 13 others were injured.  

The army also said that it has destroyed 20 vehicles used by the Islamist militants to launch their attack.

According to the statement, a “terrorist group” launched simultaneous attacks at 6:55 am Wednesday on a number of armed forces checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah using car bombs and various weaponry.

The armed forces said it managed to “thwart all attempts by the terrorists to achieve their goals." 

“Egypt’s great people, your armed forces are leading a fierce war against terrorism without leniency, and we assure our great people that we have the will and insistence to extract the roots of this black terrorism," the statement read.

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02-07-2015 07:14am
Keep them on the run
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01-07-2015 09:07pm
not true
Egypt army has been used by wrong hand ,this is a time army throw sisi before Egypt unity be divide sisi have 50000 thousand innocents people blood in his hand
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Ameer, Cairo
02-07-2015 02:00pm
Right Man
Killing terrorists is a plus. He is visionary and is jump-start Egypt from Dark Age.
the khazars are stateless
02-07-2015 05:55am
no politics in religion
Khan ! If you would be an Egyptian you would know that it is a LIE! Just KILLERS are SUPPORTING the MB ,which is made up of TERRORISTS,NOT BELIEVERS.[ they believe in MONEY] Egypt will never allow to involve RELIGION in POLITICS or vice versa!

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