Military helicopter crashes in Egypt's Sinai

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 Jan 2014

Technical problems down a military helicopter in North Sinai's Sheikh Zwayed

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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