56 militants killed as Egypt army launches ‘major operation’ in Sinai
Egypt has been struggling to quell an insurgency in the peninsula since Morsi’s ouster
Egypt’s army said Tuesday it had launched a “major military operation” against the Islamic State group in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 56 jihadists and leaving two soldiers dead.
“Units of the police and army launched Operation Right of the Martyr at dawn to eliminate terrorist elements in Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and El-Arish in North Sinai,” the army said in a statement.
“Twenty-nine miscreants were killed… while an officer and a non-commissioned soldier were killed and four others wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a bomb.”
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