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Egypt’s army says it killed 12 ‘terrorists’ in North Sinai

The army also destroyed two warehouses that were storing explosives

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Jul 2015
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An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway in northern Sinai, Egypt. (File Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s army said it has killed 12 terrorists in the early hours of Friday in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid in their latest efforts in the fight against an Islamist militant insurgency that has spiked in the past two years.

The army has also destroyed two warehouses storing explosive materials, an army statement read.

On Thursday, a bomb that struck an armored military vehicle in North Sinai killed four soldiers and injured three others.

Sinai Province, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group (IS), has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on their Twitter account.

The militant group, Egypt's most deadly, claimed a missile attack last week on an Egyptian navy boat off North Sinai coast--adjoining Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. It also said it was behind a powerful bombing that hit the Italian Consulate in central Cairo a week earlier.

In the past two years, hundreds of security personnel were killed and injured in terrorist attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula. Consequently, the army announced the killings of hundreds of ‘terrorists’ in their offensive across North Sinai.

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Aladdin, ALex
24-07-2015 10:40pm
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Our True Enemy
It is Iran and its poppet Hamas. Iran wants to control oil flow to Europe thru Suez Canal and have the lion share of revenue. Israel is turning blind eye for potential loss of Egypt. Can we lease Israel spy satellite that is sweeping the border area 24/7?
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Luda
24-07-2015 08:04pm
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Egypt army policies taking Egypt to war
Army of Egypt is bigest problem for the nation army should go back to border and sisi must resing quickly
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
24-07-2015 07:12pm
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Egypt...EL SISI
.. EGYPTIAN MILITARY.....YES.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK THAT WE ALL ADMIRE WITH ESTEEM AND APPROVAL.. ERASE OUT AND ERADICATE THOSE PARANOID SUBHUMANS , WHO BELONGS TO THE MONGOL PSYCHOPATHS..THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR EGYPTIAN PATRIOTISM .
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