A military helicopter crashed in Egypt's North Sinai near Sheikh Zwayed due to technical problems, a security source told the Reuters-affiliated Aswat Masriya Saturday.
The source said there was a technical problem with engine, detailing that the helicopter fell in the area of Shalaq in Sheikh Zwayed.
Eyewitness accounts confirmed seeing a helicopter crash in a desert area near Shalaq.
Egypt's Sinai has witnessed an escalation in attacks by militants against the army and police since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.
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