Egyptian Army troops backed by helicopter gunships attacked hideouts of Islamic militants in Sinai on Tuesday, killing nine and arresting 10, a military official said. The latest raids raised the death toll from four days of operations to 29.
A panel of judges has recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt`s largest Islamic political organisation, after it was accused of committing illegal acts, including murder, terrorism and sabotage.
Fifty-six members of Muslim Brotherhood were on Tuesday sentenced, including 11 to life imprisonment, by an Egyptian military court on charges of acts of "aggression" against the Army in Suez city last month.
Three Egyptians were killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, after thousands rallied in Egyptian cities demanding the reinstatement of the Islamist leader.