Egypt pursues crackdown on Sinai militants as protests held




 
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Egypt pursues crackdown on Sinai militants as protests held
 
September 13th, 2013  
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Egypt pursues crackdown on Sinai militants as protests held
By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian troops and helicopter gunships attacked Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday in a drive to crush a security threat now spilling over into the rest of the country. Three soldiers were wounded in clashes in three separate villages, security officials said. Islamist militant attacks have increased in the desert region adjoining Israel and the Gaza Strip and elsewhere in Egypt since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3 following mass protests against his rule. ...




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