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Armed group steps up attacks in Egypt

Ansar Beir El Maqdis says it has killed 11 Egyptian soldiers and it claims responsibility for a series of attacks.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2013 17:33
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An armed group calling itself Ansar Beir El Maqdis, or the Supporters of Jerusalem says it killed eleven Egyptian soldiers in Sinai last month.

The group has also claimed responsibility for a series of attacks throughout the country.

It's a campaign that has gained momentum since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Cairo


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