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    Egyptian Air Force Kill Over 40 Militants in North Sinai - Reports

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    Egyptian military killed more than 40 militants in North Sinai.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to Masrawy news outlet, the military conducted three attacks on militants' positions from the Apache helicopters. The attacked militants, who were inside the buildings, are believed to have been planning a terrorist attack in northern Sinai.

    Egypt has been fighting a jihadist insurgency in northern Sinai since the army, led by President Abdel Fattah Sisi, overthrew then Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Police and security forces have been the target of deadly attacks by Islamists in the area.

    In 2014, an indigenous militant group in Egypt’s Sinai pledged allegiance to Daesh terrorist groups. The self-proclaimed Wilayat Sinai has subsequently claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks against Egyptian security forces in North Sinai.

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