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14 militants killed in North Sinai

Raid targets militant hideouts and bomb factories in southern district of Sheikh Zuweid

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Aug 2014
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Egyptian armed forces killed 14 militants and destroyed 32 structures during raids in North Sinai over the past two days, an army spokesperson announced via Facebook on Monday.

Brigadier General Mohamed Samir stated that on Saturday the armed forces arrested four wanted militants in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. He added that the security forces also destroyed a tunnel between Rafah and Gaza. 

He said that on Sunday 14 militants were killed in clashes with the security forces in North Sinai. He also announced that a dangerous wanted militant called Suleiman Mohamed Sallem Salama was arrested. 

A field hospital and bomb workshop allegedly used by the militants were destroyed on Sunday.

Militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula have soared since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, killing hundreds of soldiers and police.
 

 

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