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As Egypt tightens grip on IS, it's also strangling Sinai residents

The Egyptian army has laid siege to the Sinai Peninsula in an effort to combat terrorism, but its actions are disrupting the lives of more than 250,000 residents.
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The humanitarian crisis in the northern Sinai Peninsula is worsening as civilians fall victim to the violence and ongoing siege imposed by Egyptian army and security forces trying to purge the area of the Islamic State (IS) and affiliated terrorists.

Many of these victims worry the government's actions will wind up actually helping the terrorists.

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