Egypt airstrikes kill 19 ex­trem­ists

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

AT least 19 Is­lamic ex­trem­ists have been killed in an at­tack by the Egyp­tian air force in the volatile Si­nai Penin­sula.

In a state­ment, the Egyp­tian mil­i­tary said airstrikes in north­ern and cen­tral Si­nai on ‘ter­ror­ist strongholds’ also de­stroyed four ve­hi­cles.

The an­nounce­ment came two days af­ter po­lice said they killed one of the mil­i­tants in­volved in an at­tack on a check­point that killed a po­lice­man near south Si­nai’s famed Saint Cather­ine’s Monastery ear­lier this week.

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