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Egypt military: Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants
The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2014 | ASHRAF SWEILAM and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF

Posted on 01/31/2014 8:49:18 AM PST by TexasCajun

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian military aircraft struck suspected positions of al-Qaida-inspired fighters in villages of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, military officials said Friday, in a stepped-up offensive after militants downed an army helicopter, raising concerns over an increasingly well-armed insurgency.

The military is battling Islamic militants in the northern part of Sinai who have escalated a campaign of bombings and shootings in retaliation for last summer's army coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and for the ensuing crackdown against Islamists.

The wave of violence, largely targeting Egypt's police and security forces, has increasingly spread to other parts of the country — most lately, with two roadside bombs Friday on the outskirts of the capital that wounded a policeman

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaida; arabspring; egypt; terrorist
Egyptian Military Strike Obama's Islamic Terrorist Friends!
1 posted on 01/31/2014 8:49:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

BO is deeply saddened.

2 posted on 01/31/2014 9:00:28 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Israel is probably telling Egypt where to bomb.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 9:07:44 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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