Egypt security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

Egypt’s interior ministry on Tuesday (August 20th) announced that Egyptian security forces had killed 11 militants in North Sinai, AFP reported.

The "terrorist elements", armed with weapons and explosives, were killed in a shootout during a raid on their hideout near a police station in the provincial capital of al-Arish, the ministry said in a statement.

According to intelligence from the national security department, the militants used the hideout as "a base to launch their hostile operations", it added.

Egypt has been battling the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) as part of an ongoing campaign to combat extremist groups in Sinai.

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