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Egyptian Forces Kill 47 Extremists in North Sinai

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Thu, 16 May 2019 22:55 GMT

Egypt's security killed 47 extremist militants on Thursday May 16th in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently conducted. Five military personnel were also killed, the armed forces said in official statement, without specifying where those deaths took place, Reuters has reported.

The figures covered the "last period", the military said in a video, without specifying dates or locations of operations. It did not give the identity of the militants or their affiliation. The military said it had found 385 explosive devices and had carried out controlled explosions, but did not specify the locations.

The armed forces say hundreds of militants have been killed since it launched a large campaign in February 2018 aimed at defeating Isis or related terrorist groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

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