Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sinai Fighting Has Killed 12 Egyptian Soldiers And 15 ISIS Fighters

Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, North Sinai (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters: A dozen Egyptian security personnel killed in Sinai fighting

Ten members of Egypt's military were killed when their vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during an operation against suspected militants in the Sinai peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

Three officers and seven soldiers were killed, the military said in a statement, adding that its forces killed 15 people and arrested seven others during the raid which it said targeted "highly dangerous terrorists" in the central Sinai area.

Two policemen, an officer and a conscript, were later killed in fighting near a police station in Arish, the capital of North Sinai province the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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More News On Today's Fighting In Sinai

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead -- AP
10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai roadside bombings -- AFP
Roadside bombings kill 10 Egypt soldiers during Sinai raid -- BBC
Egyptian soldiers killed by roadside bombs in central Sinai: military -- DW
Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai -- UPI
Roadside bombs kill 10 Egyptian soldiers -- Al Jazeera
Three army officers, seven soldiers killed in militant hideout raid in Central Sinai -- Ahram Online

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