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Egypt Army kills 24 jihadists in Sinai

Egyptian security forces pressing a campaign against ISIS militants have killed 24 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday.

The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai in eastern Egypt aimed at wiping out jihadists, including from the Islamic State (ISIS) group, who have been waging a bloody insurgency.

Last week, an Interior Ministry statement said police killed 12 ISIS terrorists as security forces stormed three deserted buildings used as militant hideouts in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

The statement says there were no casualties among the police.

The military has regularly reported operations in the Sinai since it launched the campaign.