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Is Egypt winning war on terror in Sinai?

Egyptian military officials repeat statements that the Sinai Peninsula is under their complete control, but locals paint a different picture, as the war on terror continues.
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RAFAH, Egypt — The army says terrorism is reeling in the Sinai Peninsula and the Egyptian press and media frequently report positive results in the "great war against terrorism." According to locals, however, the ongoing war remains undecided nine months after it began in the peninsula.  

Statements by Egyptian military commanders and officials claim that the Egyptian army has fully succeeded in controlling the Sinai Peninsula. The latter was turned into a killing ground where members of security and military institutions were targeted by terrorist organizations following the ouster of the elected Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013.

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