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Military helicopters strike purported Jihadist sites in Sinai

February 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm

On Tuesday morning Egyptian military helicopters launched several airstrikes against Egyptian neighbourhoods near and adjacent to the Gaza Strip.

Witnesses said that the helicopters targeted the Al-Toma, Al-Jamee and Al-Mahdiya neighbourhoods in Sheikh Zowayyid in the North Sinai Peninsula.

The spokesman of Egyptian military forces said that the helicopters were targeting groups of Jihadists as well as their headquarters in Sinai.

While sources on the ground said that no casualties resulted from the strikes, they asserted that the military was targeting civilian facilities.