Egypt says it has killed 98 militants in Sinai operation | Reuters

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CAIRO Egyptian confidence army have killed 98 militants in Sinai during a new troops operation, a troops pronounced on Friday.

It was not probable to exclusively endorse a figure.

Egypt is battling an rebellion that gained gait after a army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of a Muslim Brotherhood Islamist transformation in mid-2013 after mass protests opposite his rule.

The insurgency, mounted by Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate, has killed hundreds of soldiers and troops and has started to conflict Western targets. In a latest fighting, 4 Egyptian soldiers were killed, a troops said.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi describes Islamist militancy as an existential hazard to Egypt, a many populous Arab state and a tighten U.S. ally.

Islamic State controls vast tools of Iraq and Syria, has a participation in Libya and enjoys a support of militants in Egypt seeking to disintegrate a Cairo government.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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