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Renewed clashes between gunmen, Egyptian police reported in Sinai

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 9 August 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Renewed clashes between gunmen, Egyptian police reported in Sinai, 9 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5029153bc.html [accessed 31 October 2014]
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August 09, 2012

Egyptian security forces stand by their armored personnel carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai Peninsula on August 8.Egyptian security forces stand by their armored personnel carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai Peninsula on August 8.

Egyptian state television is reporting renewed clashes between security forces and suspected Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The state-owned Nile News television reported clashes outside a police station in the north Sinai town of Al-Arish.

The clashes come a day after the military said an air strike killed 20 militants in a neighboring village.

The air strike – the first in the peninsula for decades – was launched after gunmen attacked a border-guard outpost near the border with Israel on August 5 and killed 16 soldiers.

Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi fired the country's intelligence chief and the North Sinai provincial governor following that attack.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and BBC

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