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Military forces target Islamic militants in Sinai peninsula

24 August 2012 Last updated at 12:12 BST

Egyptian police and military are conducting daily raids in the Sinai peninsula as part of an operation targeting Islamic militants accused of a carrying out a series of attacks in the region - the latest of which left 16 border guards killed.

However some people in Sinai have accused the military of using these attacks as a pretext for clamping down on all Islamists indiscriminately.

BBC Arabic's Khaled Ezzelarab reports.