Thursday, May 28, 2015

''177 military and civilians killed in Sinai in 2014''

Within the past year 2014, 177 civilians and military have been killed in North Sinai, according to official hospital records, the Egyptian  Ministry of Health announced. According to a statement by Tarek Khater, the undersecretary of the health ministry in North Sinai, the number of those shot and admitted to hospitals — civilians or security forces — in the governorate reached 466.
The statement said that 177 — civilians and security forces combined — were killed, according to hospital records. A security source told the state-owned MENA news agency that in the last six months 70 police officers were killed and 107 others injured in North Sinai.
Egypt's army is currently fighting a campaign against a decade-long militant insurgency in North Sinai. The Islamist group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for most attacks against security forces in Sinai.

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