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Army operations in Sinai continue unabated

The Egyptian armed forces said they had launched successful military attacks on terrorist hideouts and arms warehouses in the Sinai, inflicting heavy losses on the Islamic State-affiliated Wilayat Sinai.

CAIRO — The Egyptian armed forces announced Aug. 30 that seven officers and soldiers were killed and wounded in confrontations and raids launched by the army on terrorist hiding places in Sinai between that day and July 22.

The statement said the armed forces were successful in targeting and destroying 317 shelters and stores of explosives material in the northern Sinai peninsula, in addition to destroying 19 four-wheel drive vehicles that were used by militants. The army also killed 77 militants and carried out several operations, killing two other individuals who were in possession of automatic rifles and explosive belts, in addition to confiscating quantities of ammunition of various calibers, explosives, a motorcycle and sums of money, according to the statement.

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