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12 militants killed in Western Desert police crackdown

Twelve militants were killed, two police-guiding Bedouins shot dead, and four others injured in clashes between Sinai extremists and security forces on the Dashlout-Farafra road. The battle took place 80 kilometers deep into the Western Desert, on the border of the Minya and Assiut governorates.

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Police kill 11 terrorists in shootout in Upper Egypt desert area: Interior Min.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry on Wednesday said that 11 terrorists were killed in a shootout with security forces in a mountainous area near the Dashlout-Farafra Road in the Western Desert in Upper Egypt’s Assiut Governorate.

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Egyptian military court reduces sentences against 34 Brotherhood defendants

An Egyptian military court has reduced the life sentences imposed on 34 defendants to between five and seven years, their lawyer has told Anadolu. They had originally been found guilty of being members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, committing acts of violence and vandalising public property in the southern province …

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Human remains found in Upper Egypt renew organ trade fears

Heaps of unidentified human bones and remains were found by locals on several sites on a desert road near Egypt’s southern province of Asyut, reported Egyptian media earlier this week.

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