Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

 

Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

Militants were hiding in an area between the southern provinces of Sohag and Assiut.

By AP

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Published: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 4:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 6:51 PM

Egypt's interior Ministry says security forces have killed six militants in a raid on their desert hideout south of the capital Cairo.
It said the militants killed in the early Saturday raid were hiding in an area between the southern provinces of Sohag and Assiut. 
Egypt has been battling militants for years. An all-out military campaign to quash their insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula began nearly a year ago with the government throwing into battle tens of thousands of troops, jet-fighters, tanks and helicopter gunships.
The campaign brought to a halt high-profile attacks blamed on the militants, like one last year in which they killed more than 300 worshippers in a Sinai mosque.


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