Egypt carries out wide scale operations against terrorism in Sinai

Security forces also destroyed two tunnels on the border near Gaza, destroy a number of terrorist hideouts, and arrest dozens.

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August 20, 2014 06:43
Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai

Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The Egyptian army continued to act against terrorists in Sinai on Tuesday, arresting 75 suspects, a day after it killed two, arrested seven, and destroyed two tunnels from Gaza.

The 75 suspects were arrested at the entrance and exit points of Rafah, which borders the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.

A day earlier, Egyptian forces killed two terrorists, made arrests in the Sinai towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.

Security forces also destroyed two tunnels on the border near Rafah and destroyed a number of terrorist hideouts, according to MENA.

Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency in the Sinai.


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