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Egypt says 8 soldiers killed, injured in Sinai

89 militants also targeted in security operations, according to military statement

Diana Shalhub   | 01.08.2021
Egypt says 8 soldiers killed, injured in Sinai

ISTANBUL

Eight soldiers were killed and injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian military said on Sunday.

A statement said the casualties occurred in combat operations against terrorists in the northern part of Sinai. It, however, did not specify how many soldiers were killed.

As many as 89 militants were also killed, and 13 tunnels used as hideouts destroyed, the press release added.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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