Egypt launches air strikes on suspected terrorists in Sinai

By REUTERS
August 8, 2012 06:17

Al-ARISH, EGYPT - Egypt launched aerial military strikes in Sinai on Wednesday, killing more than 20 suspected Islamic terrorists, state-run Ahram news website said.

The air strikes were in response to the deaths of 16 border guards a last Sunday in an attack blamed partly on Palestinian terrorists.

Eyewitnesses in Sheikh Zouaid town, 10 kilometers from Gaza, where Ahram website reported the military attacks took place, told Reuters that they saw two military jets and heard sounds of explosions. Other witnesses in a nearby area said they saw three cars hit.


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