Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Egyptian Military Catches Jihadi Groups In Sinai Off Guard, Helicopter Gunships Kill Dozens

You gotta give the Egyptian military some credit as they hit jihadi groups hard in the northern Sinai today - it's almost like the military waited for all of the scumbags to keep gathering and gathering in the desert and then BAM!, the military helicopters hit them hard out of the blue - the report below talks about dozens killed...I'm guessing that is going to end up a conservative guess.

The story comes from Times of India.

Egyptian helicopters strike militants in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt: An Egyptian security official says helicopters have rocketed militant hideouts in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

The official said the two helicopter gunships fired 13 rockets after surprising militant gatherings on Tuesday in two locations, al-Muqataa and Touma, south of the town of Sheikh Zuweyid near the border with Gaza.

He said "dozens'' of militants were killed and wounded but that fighting was still ongoing. He did not mention if there were yet any soldiers on the ground to assess the number of casualties.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity according to rules.

Attacks by Islamic militants surged in the lawless Sinai after the toppling of Egypt's President Morsi in a July 3 coup.

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