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Egypt military pounds Sinai militant positions, kills 23

The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown. The fighting — the bloodiest in the Sinai Peninsula in decades — heightened tensions across Egypt following the assassination this week of the country's chief prosecutor in a car bombing in Cairo. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday vowed to step up the legal battle against Islamic militants. The escalation comes on the second anniversary of the...

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