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Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces kill 16 suspected militants in Sinai

2019/05/21 | 19:05

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)-

Egyptian security

forces have killed 16 suspected militants in North Sinai and found a stash of

weapons and explosives in their hideouts, the Interior Ministry said in a

statement on Tuesday.The statement said

they were plotting "terrorist attacks against important facilities and

figures in different places in Arish", which is the capital of

governorate.The ministry said the

suspects were killed in "armed confrontations", but did not elaborate

on their identity or whether there had been casualties among the security

forces. It did not say when the clashes happened.Egypt has long been

fighting Islamist militants, who have waged an insurgency that has killed

hundreds of soldiers, police and residents, in the northern part of the Sinai

Peninsula.President Abdel Fatah

al-Sisi says strong security measures are needed to stabilize Egypt after the

turmoil that followed the country’s 2011 uprising.













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