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Five militants killed in Central Sinai campaign: Egyptian military

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Aug 2017
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Egypt's army's air strikes on militants hideouts in Central Sinai (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's military spokesman page on Facebook)
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Egypt’s army killed five militants during a military campaign in Central Sinai on Tuesday, according to the military spokesman.

In an official statement, armed forces spokesman Tamer El-Refai said ground and air forces were able to demolish an underground hideout, killing the militants.

Three other militants were arrested, while a van carrying narcotics was confiscated.

Security forces have been battling an Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai; militants have killed hundreds of security personnel. Egyptian troops have also killed hundreds of militants during operations in the border region.

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