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23 terrorist suspects arrested, 11 killed in 'Operation Eagle': Defence ministry

Egyptian armed forces claim to have arrested 23 suspected terrorists and killed 11 in Sinai Peninsula since terrorist attack killed 16 Egyptian border guards on 5 August

Ahram Online, Wednesday 29 Aug 2012
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An Egyptian army truck carries tanks and vehicles to Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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The Egyptian armed forces have arrested 23 suspected terrorists and killed 11 in the Sinai Peninsula during an operation to restore calm in the region following a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian border guards on 5 August, a military official revealed in a statement on Egyptian TV early Wednesday morning.

During Operation Eagle the armed forces have confiscated a large amount of ammunition, including four machine guns, five boxes of Israeli ammunition, six hand grenades, five anti-tank mines and a BM-21 launch vehicle, according to the statement.

Troops will be redeployed throughout Sinai to restore security in the area, the statement concluded.

Operation Eagle began on 7 August, two days after 16 border guards were killed by unidentified assailants in an incident that laid bare the deteriorating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

The operation, which was originally aimed at securing vital establishments in the Sinai Peninsula, became a combat engagement with militants that will continue until "all terrorist and criminal activity is quashed."

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29-08-2012 03:54pm
Operation Eagle armed forces confiscated (...) including five boxes of Israel ammunitions to the terrorists?
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