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Egypt eliminates 19 extremists during Operation Sinai



(MENAFN) During Operation Sinai 2018, Egypt's military have killed 19 extremists, the army stated in a statement Thursday.

Ten extremists were killed by the military in a number of areas of the Sinai Peninsula.

Nine more extremists were killed by the interior Ministry"s forces, which are participating in the military operation, it said.

The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since 2013, when the army ousted Mohamed Morsi in a military coup.

In early February, the Egyptian military launched a major campaign against "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" across the country, focusing on the northern and central Sinai region, where Islamic State militants have waged a deadly insurgency against Cairo.

The military says it has eliminated more than 200 terrorists, and detained hundreds involved in extremist activities.

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Egypt eliminates 19 extremists during Operation Sinai

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