Daesh Militants Killed in Skirmish With Tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai

© AP Photo / Ahmed Abd El LatifEgyptian army armored vehicle stands on the on the Egyptian side of border town of Rafah, north Sinai, Egypt
Egyptian army armored vehicle stands on the on the Egyptian side of border town of Rafah, north Sinai, Egypt - Sputnik International
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Eight Daesh militants died Monday in clashes with tribesmen populating Egypt’s desert region of North Sinai, media reported.

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Daesh fighters were confronted by members of the Tarabin Bedouin tribe and lost eight men in the fight, while two were captured. There were no reports of casualties among the tribesmen.

Sinai has long been troubled by local insurgency. The spread of Daesh terrorist group to the region in recent years has added to the central government’s concerns and prompted a large-scale security operation.

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