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Egypt: 20 Terrorists Killed in Operations
In the latest round of military operations in the Western Desert and Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's army said Wednesday it has killed 20 terrorists.
The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on Sinai in eastern Egypt aimed at wiping out militants, including from Daesh terrorists, who have been waging a bloody insurgency.
Operations over the past few days had "resulted in the elimination of seven extremely dangerous" extremists close to Egypt's western border with Libya, the army said in a statement.
It said 13 militants were also killed in shootouts with government forces during army raids in central and northern Sinai.
Security forces in Sinai had arrested 18 wanted suspected militants and destroyed 18 hideouts.
Terrorists’ attacks have largely been concentrated in the Sinai Peninsula but militants have also struck elsewhere across the country.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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