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Egypt's Sisi vows retribution after 31 soldiers slain in Sinai
Egypt's Sisi vows retribution after 31 soldiers slain in Sinai

In remarks that could presage a fresh crackdown on Islamist opponents of the Egyptian government, President Abdel Fattah Sisi vowed Saturday to punish those responsible for attacks that killed 31 soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula. Friday’s assault, which targeted a military checkpoint and then the troops who responded to the initial strike, marked Egypt’s largest one-day loss of military life in decades. No group has claimed responsibility, but the operation’s sophistication bore the hallmarks of Ansar Bayd al-Maqdis, or Partisans of Jerusalem, which has staged a number of lethal attacks on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai and elsewhere. Egyptian...

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