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Egyptian forces kill nine militants

2,000 troops are deployed in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian army troops backed by helicopter gunships attacked suspected hideouts of Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 9 and arresting 10, a military official said. The latest raids raised the death toll from four days of operations to 29.

Officials have described the military offensive that started Saturday as the biggest sweep of the region in recent years, aiming to weed out Al Qaeda-inspired groups who have taken hold in villages in northern Sinai.

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