Egyptian troops pursue extremists in Sinai villages

  • Updated: September 9, 2013 - 8:50 PM

EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian troops and tanks backed by helicopter gunships swept through villages in the northern Sinai Peninsula near the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, the third day of a major offensive against Islamic extremists, a military official said. About 20 suspected militants have been killed and 20 captured in the operation, he said.

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