Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Military forces are seen in North Sinai, Egypt December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.
Egypt has been fighting an Islamist insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi in 2013.

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