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Egypt Army: 52 Militants Killed in Sinai

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In a new campaign against Sinai Peninsula militants, Egyptian security forces killed 52 suspects  in operations in which three soldiers also died, the army said Monday.

The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai in eastern Egypt aimed at wiping out militants, including from Daesh, who have been waging a bloody insurgency.

On Monday, the military said that 53 "takfiris" or extremists were killed in two separate operations by security forces in the restive peninsula.

Three members of the armed forces were also killed in these operations, it said in a statement, without stating when they took place.

The military has regularly reported operations in the Sinai since it launched the campaign.

According to official figures, a total of more than 350 suspects and at least 30 soldiers have been killed in the "Sinai 2018" campaign.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team