Egyptian forces in Sinai
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Egypt: 7 suspected gunmen killed in Sinai

Government forces kill suspected terrorists during raids on hideouts south of al-Arish

Security officials say Egyptian government forces have killed seven suspected terrorists during raids against hideouts in a village south of the town of al-Arish in northern Sinai.


They said the Sunday raids took place in al-Ghora village, some 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of al-Arish.


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The killings are the first reported casualties among the suspected terrorists since the start late last week of a major offensive against militant groups in the Sinai Peninsula.


The offensive followed the killing last Sunday of 16 Egyptian soldiers by suspected terrorists near the border with Gaza and Israel.


The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.




פרסום ראשון: 08.12.12, 14:09
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