Egypt anti-jihadist sweep kills 28 militants

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A major operation against militants in Egypt has killed 28 fighters in the Sinai Peninsula since it was launched by the military on Friday, the army said on Monday.

Another 126 militants have been arrested since “Operation Sinai 2018” was launched in the Sinai across from Israel, the central Nile Delta and the Western Desert near the border with Libya, the army said.

The security sweep comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seeking re-election in March, after a first term in office that has seen him crack down on an insurgency and other opponents.

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