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Egypt's army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation

CAIRO – Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by state TV on Tuesday.

 

Egypt launched a major security operation on Friday involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" across the country, according to the army spokesman.

 

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such violence in the Arab world's most populous country.

 


First published: 02.13.18, 07:46