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19.09.2013 Egypt

Egypt army storms village in crackdown on militants

By AFP
File picture shows  Egyptian troops in Cairo on September 3, 2013.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File)
LISTEN SEP 19, 2013
File picture shows Egyptian troops in Cairo on September 3, 2013. By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File)

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian troops and police stormed the village of Kerdassah near Cairo Thursday to clear it of "terrorist elements", a security official told AFP, an operation seen as a crackdown on militants.

The official said vehicles carrying armed personnel were sent into the village while army helicopters hovered above.

"The operation is to clear the village of terrorist elements," the official said, adding that one soldier had been wounded.

A military source confirmed the operation in Kerdassah.

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