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article imageEgyptian air strikes leave one dead and 30 injured

By Dawn Denmar     Sep 7, 2013 in World
Egyptian Air Force strikes in the Sinai Peninsular leave one dead, 30 injured and several militants arrested. An army official states: "We are cleaning the villages from dangerous terrorists" as operations continue in Northern Sinai.
It's reported that earlier today Egyptian Army helicopters attacked the Sheikh Zuweyid area of Sinai. The forces were carrying out bombing attacks on cars and motorbikes that terrorists were using to escape.
Security officials have said that a weapons warehouse has been seized and the army has taken over a media center the terrorists were using for communications.
Eyewitnesses have informed the BBC that troops, helicopters, armored vehicles and tanks have been deployed in border towns between Egypt and Gaza.
Egyptian military officials say they have thwarted an attack between the cities of Suez and Ismailia after discovering bombs.
The attack is said to be the biggest in Sinai in recent years. The BBC reports that soldiers had discovered mortars and other explosives on a railway line near the Suez canal. The BBC report that: "A security official said "dozens" of insurgent suspects had been killed and wounded."
Access to the area has been restricted, so information is pretty scarce at present.
See Also: Egyptian Army Launch Offensive Against Insurgents in Sinai
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