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Sinai militants launch sporadic attacks against Egyptian army

Following the months-long calm, the Egyptian army said that eight soldiers have been killed and wounded in recent military operations in north Sinai, and 89 militants killed.
This picture shows Egyptian policemen driving on a road leading to the provincial capital of El-Arish, northern Sinai Peninsula, July 26, 2018.

CAIRO — The Egyptian army has recently revealed that eight Egyptian soldiers have been killed and wounded in recent anti-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian military spokesman Col. Gharib Abdel Hafez said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page Aug. 1 that the military operations resulted in the killing of 89 militants in north Sinai, while dozens of automatic firearms, ammunition and electronic devices were confiscated.

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