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Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in security operation

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In Egypt, sixteen militants were killed and 34 people arrested in a major security operation by military on Sunday.

Military spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifai said that sixty-six targets, arms depots, vechiles used by militants were destroyed in raids focused mainly in Sinai, but also in the Nile Delta and the western desert.

Security forces also uncovered and destroyed six farms used to grow banned narcotics, the statement said.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election in March, ordered the armed forces in November to defeat militants within three months after an attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident in the Arab world’s most populous country.

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