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16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation: Egypt army

IANS  |  Cairo 

At least 16 terrorists were killed and four others arrested in a major anti-operation launched by on Friday in Northern and Central Sinai, the said on Sunday.

"The air forces targeted 66 hideouts and centres used by terrorists," quoted a statement as saying, adding that 11 vehicles and 31 motorbike as well as three explosive warehouses were destroyed during the continuous raids.

launched a nationwide counterterrorism operation on Friday to eliminate A said that the operation would cover large parts of Sinai, Nile Delta and the Western Desert and borders with

The operation was launched as part of the efforts to reach the three-month deadline set by to eliminate after the mosque attack that killed 310 people in the northern city of Arish in November, 2017.

has been struggling to uproot the strongholds of terrorists, now belonging to the Islamic State branch in Sinai, since the ouster of the Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi, in response to mass protests against his rule in 2013.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 02:16 IST
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