Egyptian securities forces kill extremists in Sinai

(VOVworld) - At least 20 extremists were killed and 16 others were injured in raids launched by the Egyptian security forces in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities of North Sinai province.

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The Egyptian armed forces conduct a military operation against extremists in the Sinai Peninsula. (Photo: AFP)

Egypt has been facing a rising wave of terrorism since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi by the military in July 2013. Egypt’s new leaders have carried out a security crackdown on Morsi supporters that left at least 1,000 killed and thousands more arrested.

Anti-government attacks have since extended from Sinai to the capital Cairo and other provinces across Egypt, killing hundreds of military and police personnel.

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