Egypt: Egyptian forces kill 55 militants in Sinai
Egyptian security forces have killed 55 militants in Sinai on the ninth day of an operation against Islamists in the area.
A statement by the military on Wednesday said that operation “Right of the Martyr’’ had so far resulted in the killing of 415 militants and the arrest of 320 people.
It also said that one officer and eight soldiers had been killed since the operation began on Sept.7.
Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace after its military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist Movement in mid 2013 in the wake of mass protests against his rule.