CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says the military has killed 11 militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula over the past month as the offensive it launched in response to an Aug. 5 ambush on Egyptian soldiers continues.
MENA quotes an unidentified military official as saying late Tuesday that "Operation Eagle" is still ongoing, and that forces have been redeployed around towns and border areas with Gaza and Israel known as hideouts of Islamic extremist groups.
"We will continue to chase the terrorists," the official said. The statement contradicts comments by leading Islamic radicals in Sinai who claim the military offensive was suspended as part of an agreement between the Egyptian government and militants to hold talks.
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