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Egyptian Air Force Kills 20 Daesh Terrorists in North Sinai - Reports

© East News / Polaris ImagesTwo Egyptian Air Force Mirage fighter jets execute a bombing run
Two Egyptian Air Force Mirage fighter jets execute a bombing run - Sputnik International
The Egyptian Air Force carried out a anti-terrorist operation in the North Sinai province, and killed 20 militants from the Islamic State (Daesh) group, local media reported, citing a source in the military leadership.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — The operation took place south of the Bedouin town of Sheikh Zuweid on the Israeli border, scores of terrorists have been injured, Sky News Arabia television channel reported Monday.

File photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, north Sinai, Egypt - Sputnik International
Egyptian Army Kills 12 Daesh Militants in North Sinai
Last week, the terrorists attacked the security forces checkpoint on the outskirts of Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai, killing at least 20 policemen.

Egypt is fighting a jihadist insurgency in northern Sinai since the army, led by President Abdel Fattah Sisi, overthrew the then Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, Wilayat Sinai changed the name and pledged its allegiance to Daesh, outlawed in a number of countries, including Russia, in November 2014.

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